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