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Permaculture Garden Tour, This Saturday

Sat, Jul 21, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Rhode Island Trolley Trail at Tecumseh St. (the group will gather at Tecumseh St) The Committee for a Better Environment invites you to check out College Park’s own permaculture garden and learn about Permaculture 101. Permaculture gardens are a great way to care for the earth, with […]

Wednesday July 18th, 2018 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Permaculture Garden Tour, This Saturday

College Park Rain Barrel and Sustainability Event

What: College Park Rain Barrel and Sustainability Event When: Sat, Jul 14, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Where: Davis Hall Join and learn about the Anacostia Watershed, the Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program, and sustainable projects for your home like Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, Green Housekeeping, the City of College Park’s Tree Canopy […]

Saturday June 2nd, 2018 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on College Park Rain Barrel and Sustainability Event

Solar Panel Project on City’s Public Works Garage Nearly Complete

In an effort to achieve sustainability in energies, City took a project to install solar panels on City’s various buildings. Most recently, the City installed solar panels on City’s Youth and Family Services building. The City has been also working to install solar panels on City’s Depart of Public Works Fleet garage building. Staff has told […]

Sunday May 6th, 2018 in Environment, Solar energy | Comments Off on Solar Panel Project on City’s Public Works Garage Nearly Complete

New Code to Ease Management of Naturalized Landscpaes

At last night’s meeting, the Council continued discussing City Code in regard to the management of naturalized landscapes. The Council discussed the subject earlier at the February 20 worksession. Staff had a discussion with City’s Tree and Landscape Board (TLB) on this matter. Their discussions revealed that Naturalized, Native or Managed Landscapes becoming more common […]

Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 in Environment | Comments Off on New Code to Ease Management of Naturalized Landscpaes

What the City has Done to Reduce Emissions in College Park?

At the next week’s Council meeting, the City Council will review the City’s progress on the sustainability plan. This plan was passed in October 2015. The City Operations Sustainability Plan was developed to reduce unhealthy emissions created by City operations; coordinate City sustainability practices; position the City as an organization with leading practices in sustainability; […]

Saturday July 29th, 2017 in Environment, sustainability | Comments Off on What the City has Done to Reduce Emissions in College Park?

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 | Comments Off on Rain Barrel Event: July 22, 2017, 10 am – 12 pm, Davis Hall

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 | Comments Off on Community Cleanup – May 20

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 | Comments Off on City Introduces Free Tree Planting Program

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 | Comments Off on Maryland Bill Seeks to Oppose Restrictions on Backyard Gardening

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 | Comments Off on City Considering a New Community Garden in Hollywood

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 | Comments Off on Thank you for Keeping College Park Clean

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 | Comments Off on City to Add Electric Vehicles Charging Stations in Downtown Garage

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 | Comments Off on City to Add New recycling Decals on All City Eecycling Bins

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 […]

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Wednesday July 6th, 2016 in Environment | Comments Off on Community Cleanup – July 23, 2016