Working with local government jurisdictions near the University of Maryland in College Park, the Campus Community Connection has developed community-based projects for exploration by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff. Project goals are aimed at greater sustainability and resiliency for the University and its surrounding community, strengthening ties between the campus and its neighbors, and fulfilling academic objectives while providing real-world experience and visible results for participants.

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Fifty Projects with Communities Surrounding the University of Maryland at College Park

College Park

Area A - Stormwater Management
1. Stormwater Report Follow-up
2. Guilford Run study/LIDC
3. Baltimore Avenue and Knox
Area B - Carbon Footprint
4. Sustainability Plan Follow-up
5. Graduate student project/CBE Green app
6. Graduate student group – website to facilitate engagement
Area C – Zero Waste
10. Promoting Anti-litter campaign -
7. Bars and Restaurant recycling
8. Food Composting review
9. PAYT support for consideration and potential implementation of best practices


Area A - Traffic Management (TM)
1. Traffic Study - review past work (2007 or older study), develop rfp/"asking the right thing"
2. Exploring potential current inefficiencies in bus routes, exploring ride sharing
3. Baltimore Avenue/Route One, Adelphi/Queen’s Chapel corridors
Area B – Sustainability
4. Sustainability Plan Development
5. Watershed Implementation Plan – BMPs, including Wells Run (coordinated w/ UP, RP)
6. Hyattsville Environmental Committee Suggestions/Green Team Projects/Sustainable MD
Area C – Tree Canopy
10. Private property engagement
7. Viability/status of 2007-2009 Study
8. Tree Evaluation/Inventory
9. Magruder Park and other strategic public place to plant

University Park

Area A – Stream/Watershed Management
1. Plan for the Park/Wells Run Park
2. Guilford Run collaboration with CP, CHE
3. Flooding Near 44th Avenue
Area B – Sustainable and Resilient Practices
4. Carbon Sequestration/Tree-Canopy (remote sensors)
5. Mosquito Control
6. Green Team Projects/STEP UP
Area C – Multi-Modal Transit-Oriented Development
10. Consideration of Transportation Demand Management District
7. Complementary trails and bike system with University of Maryland/College Park
8. Circulator/local bus service
9. Walkable/Bikeable University Park

Riverdale Park

Area A - Improving Cross-Cultural Communication and Harmony/Social Well Being
1. Food Pantries Support/Councilmember Richardson
2. Translation of Town’s Laws/Town Crier/web site into languages spoken by RP residents
3. Identifying areas of cross-cultural misunderstanding and methods to mitigate those problems
4. Identify cultural/community events to foster cross-cultural communication and harmony
Area B - Managing Stormwater while Improving Quality of Life
5. Projects to improve Well’s Run appearance while not impacting stormwater management
6. Projects to restore Northeast Branch without impacting stormwater management
7. Identifying improvements surrounding Gosling Pond to improve it as a neighborhood amenity
Area C - Developing Sustainable and Resilient Practices
10. Pet Waste Project to waste runoff contamination
8. Making specific cost-effective suggestions for reducing waste generated by the Town
9. Making specific cost-effective suggestions for reducing energy use by the Town

Prince George's County

Area A – Managing Water Resources
1. Protect and Restore Indian Creek (Beltsville)
2. Protect and Restore Northwest Branch (Adelphi/Cool Spring)
3. Protect and Restore Guilford Run (College Heights Estates)
Area B – Sustainable and Resilient Practices
4. University District Arboretum/Tree Canopy Conservation and Management
5. Clean energy generation – solar, wind, other
6. Pet Waste management project
Area C – Green Schools
10. Adoption of local streams by area schools
7. Measurable improvements in environmental literacy in area schools
8. Green School certification at 100% of University District schools
9. Opportunities for local community service on sustainability and resiliency