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Mayor Bowser to Deliver Free Statehood-Themed Pollinator Plant Seeds In Recognition of Earth Day

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Initiative Will Span 17 Metro Stations Across All 8 Wards

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Friday, April 21 at 8:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver free statehood-themed pollinator plant seeds at the Columbia Heights metro station in recognition of Earth Day. In addition to Mayor Bowser, Administration officials will visit 17 metro stations covering all eight wards delivering free seeds which will enhance the survival of native pollinators such as bees and butterflies. 

The plant seeds will bloom into red Eastern Columbine and white Calico Aster flowers, emblemizing the stars and bars of the DC flag in support of the Bowser Administration’s efforts to make Washington, DC the nation’s 51st state. Each packet contains enough seeds to cover a 6-by-6-foot area. 

Administration officials will be located at the following metro stations:

  • WARD 1: Columbia Heights (GR/YL) and Shaw-Howard (GR/YL)
  • WARD 2: Foggy Bottom-GWU (SV/BL/OR) and Dupont Circle (RE)
  • WARD 3: Cleveland Park (RE) and Tenleytown-AU (RE)
  • WARD 4: Takoma (RE) and Georgia Avenue-Petworth (GR/YL)
  • WARD 5: Brookland-CUA (RE) and Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood (RE)
  • WARD 6: Eastern Market (SV/BL/OR), Potomac Avenue (SV/BL/OR), and Waterfront (GR)
  • WARD 7:  Benning Road (SV/BL) and Minnesota Avenue (OR)
  • WARD 8: Anacostia (GR) and Congress Heights (GR)

WHO:
Mayor Bowser
Tommy Wells, Director, DC Department of Energy and Environment

WHEN:
Friday, April 21, at 8:30 am

WHERE:
Columbia Heights Metro Station
3030 14th Street, NW
Closest Metro: Columbia Heights Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).