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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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]

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.

Volunteers Needed for the Permaculture Garden

The City’s Committee for a Better Environment is looking for volunteers on Saturday, 6/22 to help on the Trolley Trail Permaculture Garden located at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Tecumseh Street. The work will involve general maintenance, mostly weeding from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Tuesday June 18th, 2019 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Volunteers Needed for the Permaculture Garden

Council Awards Local Schools for Sustainability Practices

At this week’s meeting, the Council ]recognizes College Park neighborhood schools for their sustainability practices with the goal of energizing schools to become and maintain their status as green schools through the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education’s (MAEOE) Green School program. City’s Education Advisory Committee in collaboration with the College Park City-University Partnership […]

Tuesday June 11th, 2019 in Environment, School | Comments Off on Council Awards Local Schools for Sustainability Practices

Plant a Tree – Please Help Build City’s Tree Canopy!

WANT TO PLANT A TREE? 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. The City offers a few ways to help. REQUESTS FOR STREET TREES. • The […]

Thursday May 30th, 2019 in Environment | Comments Off on Plant a Tree – Please Help Build City’s Tree Canopy!

WMATA Removes Albion Road Wooded Property from Market

The WMATA has recently announced that they have removed the property on Albion Road and Baltimore Avenue from the market. Earlier, the community, College Park City Council, the County Council members, and the 21st Delegation expressed serious concerns about the process surrounding the surplus of the property. The groups asked the WMATA Board to pull […]

Thursday May 23rd, 2019 in Environment, WMATA | Comments Off on WMATA Removes Albion Road Wooded Property from Market

In College Park, Beltway Expansion Can Cause Loss of Properties & Green Space, Kill a Playground, and Increase Noise & Traffic

The MDOT has recently published a map  showing the areas in College Park  neighborhoods that will most likely be impacted by their proposed I-495 / I-270 expansion plan. In all of the alternatives, I found the following issues should concern us all. Loss of residential properties / property value: 18 homes on Niagara Rd and […]

Thursday May 9th, 2019 in Environment, Transportation | 2 Comments »

City Celebrates Arbor Day 2019

The City of College Park celebrated Arbor Day last week at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Old Town. With the help of residents and the College Park Nursery School, the City planted an American Linden tree and performed poems and a song to celebrate the occasion. The City also received its 2018 Tree City USA […]

Saturday April 27th, 2019 in Environment | Comments Off on City Celebrates Arbor Day 2019

Celebrate Arbor Day this Friday, April 26th

College Park will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 26th (National Arbor Day) at 9:30 am at St Andrews Episcopal Church, located at 4512 College Ave. The City will receive the Tree City USA award for the 30th consecutive year. All are welcome to attend. Spring is a great time to plant trees. If you would like […]

Sunday April 21st, 2019 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Celebrate Arbor Day this Friday, April 26th

City to Buy First Hybrid Bus for Transporting Seniors and Students

At next week’s meeting, the Council will consider awarding a contract in the amount of $86,057.00 to Apple Ford for the purchase of one 2019 E450 Ford XL Hybrid 21 Passenger Bus package to replace the 2003 vehicle as planned. The new bus will replace the old bus (Bus #122), which currently has 114,699 miles traveled, […]

Saturday April 20th, 2019 in Environment, Transportation | Comments Off on City to Buy First Hybrid Bus for Transporting Seniors and Students

Green Housekeeping Workshop

Learn how to keep your household clean, green and healthy! Did you know that some cleaning products can be as bad for your health as smoking? Join us for a workshop highlighting best practices for greening your cleaning routine. Participants will learn easy and affordable ways to maintain healthy households. Light refreshments will be served. […]

Friday April 19th, 2019 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Green Housekeeping Workshop

City’s Urban Forest is in Danger, But there is a Hope

The urban forest in College Park is under threat due to new construction and individual tree removal, the city’s tree canopy has been steadily declining since 2009 – a report has concluded. At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will hear a presentation about the City-wide Tree Canopy Assessment. The City secured a consultant SavATree […]

Monday April 15th, 2019 in Environment, sustainability | Comments Off on City’s Urban Forest is in Danger, But there is a Hope

Starting Next Week, Residents Can Recycle Food Waste in College Park

Starting next Monday,  instead of throwing food scraps into the trash, collect and bring them to a food waste recycling location nearby. Here are a few locations the City will accept your food waste. The Department of Public Works at 9217 51st Avenue Hollywood & Downtown Farmers Markets (Markets start on May 4th) Hollywood Shopping […]

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Wednesday March 27th, 2019 in Announcements, Environment, sustainability | Comments Off on Starting Next Week, Residents Can Recycle Food Waste in College Park