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Good Neighbors Plant Trees at Lake Artemesia

 

Good Neighbor Day at Lake Artemesia
Lake Artemesia was a popular place to enjoy a glorious Earth Day this year, and not coincidentally the site of a big Good Neighbor Day event. Their website tells us that

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park.

Good Neighbor Day at Lake Artemesia

The job here was no less than the reforestation of the land between the lakeside path and the railroad/Metro tracks. The pines, oaks and cedars planted here – all native to this region – will screen the sight and (to some degree) sounds of the trains to users of the park, while helping wildlife, too.

Good Neighbor Day projects attracted 800 volunteers this year!
Phi Kappa Psi participating in Good Neighbor Day at Lake Artemesia

Members of the U.Md. fraternity Phi Kappa Psi Brendan Cron, Alex Engert and Seb Marino were hard at work planting and maybe finding out they enjoy it!

College Park Rotary at Lake Artemesia Good Neighbor Day

College Park’s Rotary Club joined the Good Neighbor Day program this year and seemed to be enjoying themselves while helping a good cause.

Follow Susan Harris:
“Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012, and that first blog has grown into this nonprofit community website. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com and direct the nonprofit Good Gardening Videos.org.”

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