Homeowners Associations (HOA) play an important role in educating residents about our environment and ways to keep our communities healthy and beautiful. Pheasant Run HOA in Prince George’s County, Maryland is one of many HOAs doing their part.
In 2014, the Pheasant Run HOA received a grant award through the Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program for a variety of green and sustainable solutions which included the following installations:
- Several pet waste stations and trash cans were installed in the community and serve as a reminder for residents to “Scoop that Poop” and to not litter. These installations help keep the community and Prince George’s County clean and beautiful. It also reduces the amount of pet waste and litter that pollutes our rivers.
- Educational signage about the benefits of native plants and the impact of polluted runoff on local rivers were installed in a frequently used community area.
- Six rain barrels were distributed to residents in the community. Rain barrels collect rain water that would otherwise run off of roofs, carrying pollutants into storm drains and rivers. Residents can reuse the collected water for other purposes such as to water flowering plants and trees.
- A Little Free Library containing books and educational materials on environmental topics was placed near a bus stop in the community. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. It aims to inspire reading, build community, and increase access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.
In addition, the Pheasant Run HOA organized several community events to educate and engage its residents. Residents learned about their impact on the environment and ways they can get involved and improve their communtiy.
Thanks Pheasant Run HOA for bringing together your community to make a positive environmental impact!