The Prince George’s County Beautification Committee is a volunteer organization dedicated to the protection of the environment and the preservation of the county as a healthy and pleasant place to live and work. Originally created and sponsored in 1960 by the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, it was designated – by then County Commissioners – to be an official part of the Prince George’s County Government in 1965, when members were appointed by the County Executive. The tradition of involving an entire elementary school in the official Prince George’s County Arbor Day Celebration began in 1985. Every spring the Beautification Committee and community volunteers went to an elementary school to plant a tree with each class of students in the school. What began as a small affair grew to be a big event involving the Neighborhood Design Center, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service, Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County DPW&T, M-NCPPC, Prince George’s Soil Conservation District (SCD) and Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). There are two major programs that are sponsored by the Committee: The Celebration of Arbor Day and The Annual Beautification Awards Ceremony. These programs celebrate and encourage residents, Home Owners Associations, school projects, scout groups , civic organizations, businesses and other community members to help "beautify" our County. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit an application by May 25. Thank You for taking an interest in beautifying Prince George's County.