Green Bowie

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Green Bowie is the umbrella term used to describe all of the City's environmental initiatives. Green Bowie helps the City government, residents, businesses and more to become greener, cleaner, and more sustainable. Everyone can be involved in one way or another, for example:

  • Install a rain barrel on your property
  • Purchase/use a compost bin
  • Volunteer with the Green Team for gardening efforts and invasive plant removal
  • Replace older (less energy efficient) light bulbs with LEDs
  • Choose not to use single-use plastic products
  • Drive an electric vehicle 
  • Use natural products that do not contain harsh chemicals

These are all actions that will define the future of our Green Bowie. Please browse all of the pages in the Green Bowie section to find more green tips about recycling, lawn care, trees, energy efficiency and much more. And to learn more about our City goals please view our Sustainability Plan.

Green Bowie E-Newsletter

Subscribe to the Green Bowie E-Newsletter to receive monthly emails with Green Bowie news, events, sustainability tips, and more! To view the most recent edition or past E-newsletters, please visit the E-newsletter archive.

City Achievements

  • Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Recipient - 2018, 2022
  • Certified Community-Sustainable Maryland Certified - 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022 
  • National Wildlife Federation Certified Community Wildlife Habitat since 2016 
  • Maryland Smart Energy Community Award Winner - 2015
  • Keep Prince George's Beautiful Waste Diversion and Recycling Award - 2020

Green Bowie receives an award at SMC (JPG).


Get Involved with a City Committee

The City of Bowie received a grant through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Program to provide our City with the resources to create our very own, municipal level, Adopt-A-Road program. This program empowers community members to help with cleanups and allows staff to continue educating residents on the impacts of litter to our environment, all for a better, greener Bowie.

Adopting A Road:

  • If interested, the first step is to contact the Transportation Specialist to discuss available roads and cleanup schedules.
  • The interested party will agree to conduct cleanups at a minimum of twice yearly and up to four times per year. All cleanup materials are provided to the group, at no cost, by the City of Bowie. Any business or community organization is welcome to get involved. 
  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age OR 15 years of age and accompanied by a designated adult/parent for supervision of the minor during the activity. This is for the safety and security of all involved. 
  • The point of contact from the group must also fill out all corresponding paperwork, provided to you by the Sustainability Planner, which will state information such as: the agreed upon adoptable road, the dates/times of cleanups, the names of all participants, and the amount of bags collected
  • The point of contact will also have each of the (up to) 10 volunteers fill out a waiver form at the beginning of the activity. 
  • The point of contact will pickup the cleanup kit and drop it back off to City Hall within 3 days of the cleanup date.
  • Each term is for 2 years. The Transportation Planner will reach out every two years to see if the party is interested in continuing, so long as all expectations and qualifications have been met.
Adopted Roads 
Evergreen ParkwayIBBNB, Inc.
NorthviewBowie Hockey Club
Heritage BlvdBowie Environmental Advisory Committee
Superior LaneBowie Methodist Churches
Gallant Fox WayDr. Denise, DDS
Health Center DriveBuild A Better Bowie
Pointer Ridge DriveBuild A Better Bowie
Mitchellville (from Route 197 to Harbour Way)Green Team Executive Committee
Harbour WayNiyama Yogi Traveler
Easthaven LanePending adoption
Mt. Oak (from Mitchellville to Church Road)Grateful Charities
Old Collington RoadNiyama Yogi Traveler
Grenville LaneLadies of Bowie
Gothic LaneBowie Lions Club
Gullivers TrailBowie Lions Club

Please visit the Adopt A Road webpage for more information.