WEEKLY BULLETIN | March 4, 2022
Free Tree Giveaway - Deadline is today!

The City is hosting a free Earth Day Tree Giveaway! City residents interested in participating in the tree giveaway must complete the registration form at www.collegeparkmd.gov/treegiveaway2022 by March 4, 2022. Once registered, residents need to come on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 8:00 am until noon at the City’s Department of Public Works (located at 9217 51st Avenue) to pick up their tree(s).

No-Mow Month is this April

Want to help our pollinators and get this fancy yard sign? Register for No-Mow April at: www.collegeparkmd.gov/nomowmonthform.

The Bee City USA will host a No-Mow Q&A from 7-8 p.m. on March 9, 2022. To join, please click the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95328123396.
Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) Comprehensive School Boundary Initiative

Interested in learning more about the Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) Comprehensive School Boundary Initiative? Visit https://www.wxyplanning.com/pgcps-boundary-tool/ to put in your address and see three possible scenarios that may pertain to your K-12 students. In some cases, there may be no changes to the current schools your children go to. For more information, visit: https://www.pgcps.org/boundary or en español: https://www.pgcps.org/es/boundary.

From the Education Advisory Committee
Prince George's County Parks Virtual Community Meeting
Thursday, March 10, 2022 | Virtual | 7:00 p.m.

New playground for College Park Community Center/Paint Branch Elementary School on Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. To register, visit: pgparks.com/rsvp

If you have questions about the College Park Community Center Playground Replacement or the upcoming meeting, please contact Claire Worshtil, Lead Strategic Park Planner at: Claire.Worshtil@pgparks.com, or call 301-699-2536.
Paint Branch Golf Complex Community Discussion
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | Virtual | 6:30 p.m.

It was determined that the Paint Branch Golf Complex will no longer be considered as a site for the University of Maryland Track and Field. 
Based on the significant feedback, M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation worked with a golf course design professional to evaluate the existing course and make recommendations for improving the experience for golf patrons. The recent study evaluated the existing course and made recommendations for improving the experience for golf patrons. 
A virtual community meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to share more information on the recent work by The Department of Parks and Recreation and to provide an update on the recommendations. RSVP to receive the meeting link, at: pgparks.com/rsvp
COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit Distribution

Limited Number of Free COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits Available for City Residents
The City of College Park will begin distributing more than 1,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits to City residents in early February. If you are a City resident and would like a FREE COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit, you must fill out the reservation request form here. More details are available at https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=334.

More COVID-19 related updates are available at www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19.
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 

Call 240-487-3590 for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.

For a list of changes to Special Collection Pickups, including Yard Waste and for information about the Bulk Trash Changes, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Compost and wood mulch: Deliveries are beginning in March, click here to schedule a delivery. Material is available year-round for pick up, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Bring a shovel and containers and be prepared to dig. 
Tree Planting Programs

Trees provide many benefits such as reduction of cooling and heating costs, interception of rainwater, increasing property values and improving air quality. The City offers a few ways to help.

·        REQUESTS FOR STREET TREES. The City has a program that provides for street tree planting in the right-of-way area, which includes the grass strip between the curb and sidewalk. College Park residents interested in requesting a tree can contact Brenda Alexander at 240-487-3590 or balexander@collegeparkmd.gov. The location will be inspected to determine if it is suitable.

·        TREE CANOPY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (TCEP). City of College Park property owners can apply for reimbursement of up to $150.00 annually, for approved tree(s) planted on their residential lot. The completed application should be sent to balexander@collegeparkmd.gov review and approval. Click here for a link to the guidelines and application.
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
February 21, 2022 to February 27, 2022
There were no violations of the Noise Ordinance, or Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
February 18, 2022 to February 24, 2022
Monthly Public Safety Maps

For monthly Prince George's County Police public safety maps and statistical data for the City of College Park, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety.
Public Safety Committee Meetings
Monday, March 14, 2022 | Virtual | 7:30 p.m.

Please join City Elected Officials, Police, Department of Public Services staff, and your neighbors from all around the City, for an informative monthly community meeting. This meeting takes place every second Monday of the month via zoom. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96168994626.

This community meeting will discuss City-wide crime statistics, recent incidents of public interest, neighborhood watch tips, and special public safety related topics.

To facilitate City-wide participation, these will be virtual meetings that you may join in from your home. Please invite your neighbors so that this useful information may be shared throughout the City. To access recordings of past meetings, please visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety.
AARP Community Meeting - Save the Date
Monday, March 14, 2022 | Virtual | 7:00 p.m.

The goal of livability work is for people of all ages to...
  1. Feel safe in the community
  2. Participate in community activities
  3. Be treated with respect
  4. Have access to safe, appropriate and affordable housing and transportation
  5. Have access to recreational opportunities and health services
  6. Know what services and activities are available and have access to information by a means they prefer (e.g. online, in print, in person)
  7. Be active, vital contributors to the economic, civic and social life of the community
  8. Receive appropriate support if they can no longer look after themselves.

To participate, click here. For more information, email: livablecommunity@collegeparkmd.gov or visit:
Clean-Up Saturdays & Shredding Event*
April 2*, 9, 30, and May 21, 2022
7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Department of Public Works, 9217 51st Avenue

*Shredding event is on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.
The City of College Park Public Works facility will be open for City residents to drop off bulky trash, white goods, electronics recycling, brush, and yard trim. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of City residency to participate, although anyone can buy compost or wood mulch during this event. Residents may also bring Styrofoam, small quantities of light bulbs and tubes, and batteries for recycling. 

Please note that by participating in City events, you acknowledge and assume all risks and liabilities including possible exposure to illnesses, including but not limited to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
PGPD District 1 Coffee Club:
Webinar (every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.)
Join by phone: 978- 990-5399, Meeting ID: 833 9609 4990, Password: 720306
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