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UMD Celebrates Good Neighbor Day

March 25, 2013

Alana Carchedi 301-405-0235

Good Neighbor Day

Mulching the Paint Branch Elementary playground during last year's Good Neighbor DayCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland will celebrate Good Neighbor Day, an annual cross-campus service project, on Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Good Neighbor Day is a partnership between UMD, the City of College Park and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and represents a renewed commitment by the UMD community to being a good neighbor in College Park.

During the event, the university community will focus on clean-up efforts that contribute to a great quality of life for all College Park residents and celebrate being a good neighbor, every day of the year.

This year's projects include:

  • Cleaning up the Old Town playground;
  • Cleaning up Old Parish House;
  • Participating in the 5K Lakeland Discovery Trail hike;
  • Serving as a Lakeland history expert and curator at Lake Artemesia, along the Lakeland Discovery Trail Hike;
  • Donating and sorting non-perishable goods to the College Park Food Bank;
  • Participating in an interactive workshop about the history of College Park's Lakeland Neighborhood at the College Park Community Center;
  • Repairing the Paint Branch Elementary School basketball court; and
  • Assisting with neighborhood clean ups.

Leading up to April 6, the Good Neighbor Day partners are sponsoring a food drive. Drop-off boxes are currently placed throughout campus and at local businesses in College Park. The non-perishable goods will be distributed to a local food pantry.

For more information or to participate in Good Neighbor Day, visit