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Recycle Your Styrofoam at Public Works

City has placed a temporary drop-off container will be at the entrance to Public Works for Styrofoam recycling. Bring in your holiday foam packaging to keep it out of the landfill.  The collection will continue until January 7, next year. According to the Earth Day Network, we produce more than 14 million tons of polystyrene […]

Saturday December 25th, 2021 in Environment | No Comments »

Leaving the Leaves Can Be a Good Thing – Here is Why..

Imagine; the last City of College Park curbside leaf pick-up of the year is about to occur and your trees still have left on them. Don’t fret! Did you know that leaving the leaves in your yard is actually beneficial to the environment? Wait, but how is leaving leaves scattered about my yard beneficial? Many […]

Friday December 24th, 2021 in Environment | Comments Off on Leaving the Leaves Can Be a Good Thing – Here is Why..

Holiday Recycling Tips

Sunday December 19th, 2021 in Announcements, Environment | Comments Off on Holiday Recycling Tips

Community Meeting on Climate Action Draft Plan

The County has released a Draft Climate Action Plan, which is now available for public comment. Residents can be part of the process to make Prince George’s County more climate-resilient, by participating virtually or in-person, in a host of scheduled Department of Environment community meetings to discuss the draft Climate Action Plan. It’s a great […]

Friday November 26th, 2021 in Environment | Comments Off on Community Meeting on Climate Action Draft Plan

Proposal Seeks to Increase Pollination in College Park

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the College Park City Council will discuss a recommendation from the Bee City USA Committee to initiate a No Mow Month in April 2022 to reduce lawn mowing that will help provide food and nesting opportunities for early emerging pollinators. The proposal asks the Code Enforcement Officers to refrain from enforcing […]

Monday November 1st, 2021 in Environment | Comments Off on Proposal Seeks to Increase Pollination in College Park

UMD Backs Away from Developing Guilford Woods Site – For Now

Today the University of Maryland President Dr. Pines announced to “pause” the proposed development of the Western Gateway graduate housing project. The proposed Western Gateway development would have happened at the sites of the Guilford Woods and the Guilford Run site, spanning over 9 acres of wooded land. The community in College Park and the […]

Thursday October 28th, 2021 in Announcements, Development, Environment | Comments Off on UMD Backs Away from Developing Guilford Woods Site – For Now

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 | Comments Off on Community Meeting on Sustainability

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 | Comments Off on Want to help support our Monarch butterflies?

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