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Community Meeting on Sustainability

Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. zoom.us/j/93836422875 Join the Committee for a Better Environment to discuss the results of the College Park Sustainability Survey and share your ideas for being more sustainable! Want to know what sustainability issues matter most to City residents and what actions residents are already taking to make our City […]

Thursday September 30th, 2021 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Want to help support our Monarch butterflies?

Join the City’s #BeeCityUSA committee and support our monarch butterfly populations by planting swamp milkweed seeds! Get your free swamp milkweed seed packet at your College Park neighborhood Little Library. You can plant the seeds now or refrigerate to plant in the spring! #MonarchPledge ¡Únete al comité #BeeCityUSA de College Park y ayuda a las […]

Thursday September 23rd, 2021 in Announcements, Environment | No Comments »

Community Meeting on the Climate Action Plan

The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment will host the second virtual Community Meeting on the Climate Action Plan (CAP) on Thursday, June 24, 6:30-8:30 PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the discussion of the priority recommendations of the Climate Action Commission. Facilitated discussions in breakout rooms will enable participants in this […]

Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 in Environment | Comments Off on Community Meeting on the Climate Action Plan

Tree Giveaway Day – Saturday, May 1, 2021

Join your neighbors on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the College Park Airport (1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive) as MNCPP-C, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County gives away trees to the community. As a part of its conservation commitment, College Park Airport and College Park Aviation Museum are […]

Sunday April 25th, 2021 in Announcements, Environment | 6 Comments »

NO Pollinators/NO humans – SAVE THE DANDELIONS – MOMS article: Why Save the Dandelions?

Every year, 3 million tons of fertilizers and 33,500 tons of synthetic pesticides are used on U.S. lawns to make them look “perfect”, but these chemicals end up in our waterways, air, are ingested by wildlife, and ultimately wreak havoc on our environment. The idea of pristine, manicured lawns originated in the 18th century as […]

Friday April 2nd, 2021 in Animal welfare, Environment | Comments Off on NO Pollinators/NO humans – SAVE THE DANDELIONS – MOMS article: Why Save the Dandelions?

Virtual Gardening workshop April 5, 7-8 pm.

Gardening workshop with Esther Mitchell Monday, April 5, 7-8 pm by zoom College Park Arts Exchange and the City of College Park Committee for a Better Environment present Master Gardener Esther Mitchell with Planning your Food Garden. When spring comes, putting in a garden becomes an attractive idea. When can you start? How far do […]

Tuesday March 30th, 2021 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Virtual Gardening workshop April 5, 7-8 pm.

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