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Greenbelt City Roundup

A weekly report on some of the things that went on this week in the City of Greenbelt Departments.

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Feb 16

Maglev Opposition, Identity Theft,, Recreation Brochure,Composting Workshop and more...

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 5:58 PM by Beverly Palau

So, as you know, there is never a dull moment in Greenbelt, and when we oppose something, we do it wholeheartedly.  If you haven't heard of the MAGLEV project, well it is a proposed super high-speed train system that is being proposed to go from Washinton-Baltimore.  The project was made public late last fall and many of the proposed routes have been thoroughly argued and eliminated.  Still, the project is ongoing and the remaining proposed routes would impact the City of Greenbelt. The City Council and many citizen groups have written letters voicing that opposition. At this week's City Council Meeting, the Forest Preserve Advisory Board submitted a report outlining Legal Protections against the Construction of the MAGLEV.

Please visit our MAGLEV page on the web for more information on the project and to see other letters and materials that have been sent concerning the project. There will be a meeting on Saturday, March 3 from 10am-3pm being sponsored by the Greenbelt Advocates for Environmental and Social Justice at the Greenbriar Community Center, 7600 Hanover Parkway. greenbeltadvocates.esj@gmail.com

Identity Theft


The Greenbelt Police Department is holding a free lecture on the current trends in Identity Theft takin place in and around our community and the steps that you can take to avoid being victimized.  This multi-media presentation is part of a Lecture Series sponsored by the Greenbelt Citizen's Police Academy and the Greenbelt Police Department.  It is being offered 2 times...so go to the one that is more convenient for you:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 from 7-9pm at the Greenbelt Police Station, 550 Crescent Road or   

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 from 1-3pm at the Greenbelt Police Station, 550 Crescent Road.
For more information contact George Mathews at 240-542-2116


Just in time to think about Spring and the outdoors, fun family events and countless classes, the Greenbelt Recreation Spring Activity Guide was posted on Friday, February 16 and it is packed with things to do.  Class registration begins soon, so download your copy now and make your plans!

And, now that you are making plans, don't forget to sign your children up for those Spring and Summer Camps!  Don't let the wintery mix of this weekend fool you.  It will be here before you know it!

BeaverPROTECT OUR TREES FROM THE BEAVERS (and get community service hours!!!)
Presidents Day
Monday, February 19
Buddy Attick Park
555 Crescent Road

Join us for a community service learning event to protect trees from beavers!
  • Warm clothes and closed-toed shoes
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Student-bring a service learning form for community service hours
Questions? Contact Maryam El-Amin at Mel-amin@greenbeltmd.gov or 240-542-2150
Sponsored by the City of Greenbelt Public Works Department, the Greenbelt Forest Stewardship Project, and the Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society (CHEARS)

If you ever thought of composting, it really is quite easy, and you will be left with nutrient-rich soil that you can use in your gardens.  It really is a great way to recycle food waste and grow beautiful lush plants!  Greenbelt Public Works is once again offering a
This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of backyard composting from our experts!  
It will be held on Saturday, February 24 from 10:30am-12:30 pm
at the Public Works Facility-555 Crescent Road
  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Light refreshments will be served
Conposting BinNot only will you learn, but after the workshop, discounted composting bins available:

Greenbelt Residents: $30, Non Residents: $40

That really is quite the bargain!  You no longer have an excuse not to try composting! 

Questions? Comments?  
Contact lrobles@greenbeltmd.gov

If for some reason, you just can't make the workshop, you are in luck! We have last year's workshop posted on youtube and you can watch it right here! But, if you ask any questions, the video can't answer you back.


You have things to do and you really don't want to take your little one to run errands with you! Don't worry, they really don't want to go with you either.  They would really, really rather be spending time with Ms. Gaye in her wonderful classroom of so many things to do, and so many friends to play with! Greenbelt Recreation's Mom's Morning Out is a State Licensed (MSDE #251208) program and a long-standing tradition in Greenbelt. My "babies" went there and they are grown men with jobs. I am sure if you ask them what the secret to their success was, they would reply, "Ms. Gaye and Mom's Morning Out!"  Get your little ones off on the right foot, get things done and relax, they are in good hands! Mom's Morning out has some openings left at pro-rated rates.  Please call 301-397-2200 for more information.

Mom's Morning Out


Remember, Monday, February 19 is the Presidents' Day Holiday and City Offices will be closes.  There also will be no Saturday tutoring sessions at Springhill Lake Recreation on February 17th.  The Refuse/Recycling schedule for the week is:

Week of February 19
Monday Route – Collected Tuesday
Tuesday Route – Collected Wednesday
Wednesday Route – Collected Thursday
Thursday Route – Collected Friday

There will be no appliance or yard waste collections
on Friday, February 23.
 And...The Greenbelt Connection will not be operating.on February 19th. 
Have a great Weekend and coming week!


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