2009 Indian Creek Study by EQR to identify pollution sources and possible mitigation and restoration projects.
December 2012Greenbelt Area Sector Plan (from the Prince George's County Panning Department web site http://www.pgplanning.org/Projects/Ongoing_Plans_and_Projects/Community_Plans_and_Studies/Greenbelt_Metro_Area_Sector_Plan_and_SMA.htm):
"On December 13, 2012, the [Prince George's County] Planning Board voted 5-0 to adopt the Greenbelt Metro Area and MD 193 Corridor Sector Plan, and endorse the sectional map amendment with a number of changes that rose from the community outreach process and Joint Public Hearing. The adopted sector plan and endorsed sectional map amendment consist of Prince George's County Planning Board Resolution 12-109 and the preliminary sector plan document dated July 2012. The list of amendments to the plan are here."
February 2013:In the Feb. 2013 Report to Beltsville (Beltsville News), Maryland Senator Jim Rosapepe (D-21) states that the 21st District Delegates received a copy of a letter from the Maryland Secretary of Transportation to the US Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
The letter states, "At this time, MDOT and CSX have ended all investigations at the original four candidate sites (Beltsville, Hanover, Jessup and Montevideo) and are focusing all planning activates to the Mount Clare Yard site".
The decision to locate the facility in Baltimore was made in September of 2012, but is now official. However, the Maryland Department of Transportation web site on the Intermodal Transport Facility (ICTF) project has not been updated (as of Feb. 12, 2013) and still states taht the four sites outside of Baltimore are being evaluated.
We hope that the selection of the site in Baltimore is final and that the pressure to develop the wetland site and to modify the surrounding road infrastructure has abated. We thank everyone who came out to public hearings and council meetings to express their opposition to this project here in Beltsville.
April 2013:April 20:
The stream cleanup neAr the new wetland area at Cherrywood Lane and Breezewood Drive took place on April 20 as part of the Earth Day cleanup sponsored by the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS).
We had a total of nine volunteers helping with setup, the table (thanks, Pat) and the cleanup itself. Four students from the University of Maryland attended through AWS.
We managed to collect twelve bags of recyclables and eight bags of trash during the 2 1/2 hours of cleanup. There were no large or bulky items since the area is a wooded area away from the main stream channel. The area collects small items of trash from nearby storm drain outfalls.
AWS - Anacostia Watershed Society
EQR - Environmental Quality Resources, LLC, Arbutus, MD
Last Update: Feb. 11, 2011 (Lutz Rastätter).