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Rain Barrel Event: July 22, 2017, 10 am – 12 pm, Davis Hall

The City will be hosting a rain barrel event on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm at Davis Hall, 9217, 51st Avenue. The rain barrel event is designed for you to learn about rain barrels and their benefits, as well as the Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program. At this […]

Wednesday July 12th, 2017 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Community Cleanup – May 20

Please join your neighbors at our first-of-2017 Community cleanup. We’ll start at the Hollywood Farmers Market, at 9 am with a breakfast and end with a pizza lunch. We’ll provide you necessary supplies, such as gloves, regular trash bags, and recycling bags. You do not need to bring anything else – except yourselves and your […]

Tuesday May 9th, 2017 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

City Introduces Free Tree Planting Program

Now is a great time to plan for the future by planting trees. Trees provide many benefits such as reduction of cooling and heating costs, interception of rain water, increasing property values and improving air quality. Starting this year, City of College Park property owners can apply for reimbursement of up to $150.00 annually for […]

Monday April 10th, 2017 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Ways to Enhance Tree Canopy in College Park

At tonight’s Council worksession, the City Council will discuss ways to enhance tree canopy in College Park. As a result of the utility line clearance work in 2016, the Mayor and Council, Tree and Landscape Board (TLB) and Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) became concerned about the perceived loss of tree canopy throughout the […]

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 in Environment | 1 Comment »

Maryland Bill Seeks to Oppose Restrictions on Backyard Gardening

The Maryland legislature is considering a bill (SB 62) to help prevent local jurisdictions from prohibiting or limiting the installation or cultivation of backyard gardens on single-family property. The bill also prohibits property instruments, including contracts, deeds, or covenants, from prohibiting a homeowner or tenant from installing or cultivating a backyard garden on single-family property, […]

Monday February 27th, 2017 in Environment | No Comments »

City Considering a New Community Garden in Hollywood

As you recall, a few months ago, we ran a survey in the community aboutthe idea of building a community garden in north College Park. Among the top choices, many of the survey responders liked the idea of having the proposed community garden next to the dry cleaner at the corner of Rhode Island Avenue […]

Monday November 21st, 2016 in Environment, sustainability | No Comments »

Thank you for Keeping College Park Clean

Thanks everyone who came out to yesterday’s community cleanup event. We had a great turn out. Around 50 community members joined us. We started at the Hollywood tot lot and covered many streets between and on Rt1, Edgewood Rd, Rhode Island Ave and Indian Lane. Also, our sincere thanks to the North College Park Civic […]

Sunday November 20th, 2016 in Community, Environment | No Comments »

City to Add Electric Vehicles Charging Stations in Downtown Garage

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council approved the purchase and installation of two electric vehicle charging stations in the City’s parking garage. The cost to purchase and install the two charging stations will not exceed $12,900. The EV charging stations will be another visible sign of the City’s commitment to environmental sustainability. City […]

Wednesday November 16th, 2016 in Environment, sustainability | No Comments »

City to Add New recycling Decals on All City Eecycling Bins

Keep an eye out for the new recycling decals that will be placed on all City recycling bins! Department of Public Works crews are currently distributing the decals throughout the City – first on replacement bins and then onto new lids that will be retrofitted onto the remaining recycling bins. This process should be completed […]

Saturday November 12th, 2016 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Community Cleanup – July 23, 2016

Please join us our second community cleanup this year on July 23rd, 8:30 am, at the Hollywood Park, near the Greenbelt Metro. At the last cleanup, we covered several streets around the Hollywood commercial district. This time, we plan to cover streets at the eastern part of our district. Please see below for details and […]

Wednesday July 6th, 2016 in Environment | No Comments »

Group to Host Composting Workshop

WORKSHOP: Composting In Your Backyard Sponsored by College Park Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE: Old Parrish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park PARKING PERMITS: We’ll supply one when you arrive at the location. This one-hour workshop will focus on the basic principles of […]

Sunday May 8th, 2016 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Community Cleanup, Saturday, May 21

Please mark your calendar. I’m organizing a community cleanup on May 21. Please see below for details.

Thursday May 5th, 2016 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Take Challenge for Water Conservation

The Mayor’s Water Challenge (Challenge) is an environmental conservation outreach program. This educational effort consists of a series of online pledges that City residents can complete at www.mywaterpledge.com. The Challenge is run by the Wyland Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s oceans, waterways, and marine life. The Challenge is […]

Friday April 15th, 2016 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

City Launches Litter Logo Contest

College Park needs your help! The Committee for a Better Environment is looking for logo design submissions that raise awareness of litter, proper waste disposal, and recycling in our city. Logos should incorporate graphic elements, characters, colors, and/or a text slogan that evokes an appropriate message. Designers of all ages and abilities are welcome to […]

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Monday April 4th, 2016 in Environment | No Comments »