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City Brings Energy-Efficient LED Lights to another City Street

Last week, all existing traditional street lights were replaced with energy-efficient LED lights on 53rd Avenue from Lackawanna street to Edgewood Road. For several months, the City has been working with Pepco to replace all 150 WATT High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) fixtures on 54rd Avenue with 150 WATT LED fixtures and adding an additional 150 WATT […]

Monday December 21st, 2020 in Energy, Environment | Comments Off on City Brings Energy-Efficient LED Lights to another City Street

Help Increase City’s Tree Canopy

Trees provide many benefits including reduced cooling and heating costs, interception of rainwater, increased property values and improved air quality. Requests for street trees provides planting in the City’s right-of-way areas. City property owners can apply for reimbursement of up to $150.00 annually for approved tree(s) planted on their residential lot. For more information and […]

Sunday September 27th, 2020 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Help Increase City’s Tree Canopy

Rain Barrel Event – October 3, 2020

Join the College Park Committee for a Better Environment for a virtual workshop on Saturday, October 3, at 10:00 a.m. The workshop will feature a representative from Prince George’s County who will speak about the County’s Rain Check Rebate program, the College Park Sustainability Coordinator who will speak about the related City environmental programs and […]

Saturday September 19th, 2020 in Environment | Comments Off on Rain Barrel Event – October 3, 2020

Tired of Being Bit by Mosquitoes in Your Yard?

Would you like to trap and kill those pesky mosquitoes without harming bees or birds? There is a solution, and for a limited time, it’s free. The City of College Park Committee for a Better Environment has purchased 48 GAT traps. These traps are designed to attract and capture mosquitoes without any toxic chemicals. They are used […]

Saturday July 18th, 2020 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Tired of Being Bit by Mosquitoes in Your Yard?

CBE to Host Virtual Workshop on “Reversing Global Warming”

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2020 Join the College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment for a two hour workshop, “Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown” on Saturday, May 30, 10 am- noon, on Zoom. The workshop material is provided by the Pachamama Alliance and includes video clips of Paul Hawken. Registration is required and attendance […]

Wednesday May 20th, 2020 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on CBE to Host Virtual Workshop on “Reversing Global Warming”

Council to Get Update on Airport Tree Removal Work and Mitigation Plan

The representatives from the M-NCPPC / the Airport will be back again at this week’s meeting to update the Council about their recent tree removal activities and their plan to mitigate the tree losses that happened because of it. Back in early February, the City was told that just around 150 trees would be trimmed […]

Sunday May 17th, 2020 in Environment | Comments Off on Council to Get Update on Airport Tree Removal Work and Mitigation Plan

Did Airport Tree Work Go Too Far? The Council Wants to Know

As the tree work continues at the College Park Airport, the Tree and Landscape Board (TLB) Has requested the City Council to schedule a follow up meeting with Airport representatives including Mr. Lee Sommer, Manager of the College Park Airport, and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NPPC), to provide an update regarding the work […]

Monday February 24th, 2020 in Environment | Comments Off on Did Airport Tree Work Go Too Far? The Council Wants to Know

Council to Consider Measures to Preserve Tree Canopy in College Park

At next week’s meeting, College Park City Council will consider a proposal on a number of measures insuring the preservation of City’s tree stock. A presentation was made during the April 16, 2019 Council Worksession with the results of a citywide tree canopy assessment from the contracted consultant at SavATree. The assessment identified a decline […]

Saturday November 16th, 2019 in Environment | Comments Off on Council to Consider Measures to Preserve Tree Canopy in College Park

City’s Tree Planting Programs

Did you know that the City offers two different tree-planting programs? Tree Planting in the Right-of-Way: If you would like a tree planted in the right-of-way in front of your home, please contact Brenda Alexander to discuss options at 240-487-3595 or balexander@collegeparkmd.gov. Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) on Private Property: The City has a program to reimburse […]

Monday September 23rd, 2019 in Environment | Comments Off on City’s Tree Planting Programs

Council to Discuss SMART – to Reduce Trash and Encourage Recycling

At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will discuss the SMART program (sometimes called Pay as You Throw [PAYT]), a program that City’s Committee of Better Environment (CBE recommended in order to reduce trash and increase recycling. CBE’s recommendation is available here on City’s website. The report describes a usage-based, revenue-neutral trash fee similar to metering for […]

Monday September 16th, 2019 in Environment | 2 Comments »

In Pictures – Senior Garden Beautification

Thanks a lot to all volunteers who came yesterday for our Senior Garden beautification event at the Attick Towers. We had about 45 volunteers who spent about 3 hours to take out a ton of trash and beautify the garden. Special thanks to Arelis Perez for her hard work in coordinating the event with the […]

Saturday September 7th, 2019 in Environment | Comments Off on In Pictures – Senior Garden Beautification

Let the Clover Take Over!

Time to give up and let the clover take over! Clover doesn’t need to be mowed, watered, weeded or fertilized, and it’s softer than grass. Here are more reasons why clovers should stay: Nitrogen fixer. As a legume, clover works symbiotically with bacteria to fix atmospheric nitrogen and make it available to both itself and […]

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Let the Clover Take Over!

The Greenest of our Residents

Every year, the City’s Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) recognizes residents, businesses and other organizations in the community for their dilligence in promoting the welfare of the environment. Think you live greenly? Awards are given out for nominees who have made outstanding local contributions to our environment via these four categories: Environmental 3-R’s ‘Reduce […]

Friday August 16th, 2019 in Environment | Comments Off on The Greenest of our Residents

Tree Programs Offered by the City

City of College Park offers two tree programs for our residents Tree Planting in the Right-of-Way: If you would like a tree planted in the right-of way in front of your home, please contact Brenda Alexander to discuss options at 240-487-3595 or balexander@collegeparkmd.gov. Tree Canopy Enhancement Program (TCEP) on Private Property: The City has a […]

Thursday August 1st, 2019 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Tree Programs Offered by the City

City to Participate in “Daylight Hour” Today, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Daylight Hour is a national social media campaign aimed at reducing energy use, improving work environments, and saving money by encouraging offices to turn off nonessential lighting from noon to 1:00 p.m. (local time) on the Friday closest to summer solstice. This year, the City is participating in the effort to reduce energy consumption. If […]

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Friday June 21st, 2019 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on City to Participate in “Daylight Hour” Today, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.