Dear Friends

The month of October brought great weather and even greater community events! In this newsletter, you will find some of the exciting things happening in District 2. I am proud of our work together to promote safe and clean communities. 
 
We are moving in the right direction, but there is much more to be done. As I have walked our local trails and parks, spoken to residents, visited our schools, engaged local businesses, and reached out to various stakeholders, I continue to seek solutions to improve the quality of life for all of our families, children, and residents. I extend an invitation for you to join me in the Take Pride in Our Community initiative, learn more inside. 

Let's work to better our community, together!

Sincerely, 


 Deni Taveras  
Clean Up Green Up in District 2 

On Saturday, October 29 District 2 residents participated in Prince George's County's Clean Up Green Up program. This county-wide initiative encourages communities to give a day of service to beautify their neighborhood. A special thank you to everyone who participated this year, including the District 2 schools below: 
  • Northwestern High School
  • Hyattsville Middle School 
  • Rosa Parks Elementary School 
  • Mt. Rainier Elementary School
  • Ridgecrest Elementary School
  • Langley Park McCormick Elementary School 
  • Thomas Stone Elementary School
  • Chillum Elementary School 
  • Carole Highlands Elementary School 
  • Cesar Chavez Dual Spanish Immersion Elementary School 
  • Adelphi Elementary School  
2016 Bi-County Diwali Festival 

Council Member Taveras hosted the first ever Bi-County Diwali Festival on October 15, in partnership with the Takoma/Langley Crossroad Development Authority (CDA), Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington and the City of Takoma Park. Diwali is a traditional Hindu celebration of the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair.  This "Festival of Lights" offered an opportunity to promote cultural understanding and the building of stronger community partnerships across different faiths, cultures and counties.
Litter-Free Takoma Park Day 

On Saturday October 8, Council Member Taveras held "Litter-Free Takoma Park Day" as part of a series of litter-free events launching the "Take Pride in Our Community" initiative. Council Member Taveras partnered with the Department of Environment, ArtWorks Now and the Neighborhood Design Center on the initiative, calling for all of us to collectively take steps toward safer and cleaner communities. For  more information or get involved in District 2 initiatives, please call our office at (301) 952-4436 or sign up online at pgccouncil.us. 
Anacostia River Trail Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, October 31, the District Department of Transportation officially opened the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony. T his trail will link Washington D.C.'s many tourism amenities with the Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area sites in District 2. Walkers and cyclists may now use these trails for recreation and work adding connectivity throughout District 2 and beyond. 
Save-the-Date: 

Join Council Member Taveras on Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30- 8:30 PM at Langley Park McCormick Elementary School (8201 15th Ave, Hyattsville MD 20783) for a Community Listening Session on Prince George's County Public Schools.   
  

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