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College Park Good Neighbor Day 04/06/2013

The University of Maryland, M-NCPPC Parks & Recreation and the City of College Park invite you to participate on the 2nd Annual Good Neighbor Day.  This event will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the College Park Community Center from 9am to 1:30pm.

Good Neighbor Day is an annual volunteer service day, which renews the University’s commitment to being a good neighbor in the City of College Park.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of projects, including:

  • 5K Lakeland Discovery Trail Hike
  • Neighborhood Clean up;
  • Food Drive from March 15 thru April 6th.  Donate and sort non-perishable goods for the local food banks;
  • Cleaning up the Old Town playground;
  • Cleaning up the Old Parish House;
  • Serving as a Lakeland history expert and curator at Lake Artemesia along the Lakeland Discovery Trail Hike; 
  • Celebrate the Unveiling of the  Lakeland Past & Present Community Mural

Your participation is also encouraged by dropping off non-perishable goods on several location on campus from March 15 thru April 6th and at the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, on Good Neighbor Day.   

For more information and to register as a volunteer, please go to www.goodneighborday.umd.edu.  Please let me know if I can place a box or boxes in your location.  Please share this message with your network.  Thanks.

Together, we can make College Park “smart place to live.”

UMPD Award / Promotion Ceremony

On 03/13/2013, Chief David Mitchell honored both civilian and sworn employess in the 2013 Award and Promotion ceremony.  Over 200 employees were recognized for their promotions and for their exemplary dedication to their jobs.

Awards were handed out for many things such as the quick action taken by numerous members of this department in the Alexander Song case to the life saving actions taken by officers save the life of individuals who were invovled in a near fatal accident. 

While there is no way to properly reward the many employees of this UMPD for all that they do for the College Park community and for their dedication to the safety and security of all of it's residents, this award / promotion ceremony was an opportunity to show those employees that they are appreciated for the hard work they do.

UMD Police to Conduct DUI Saturation Patrols

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The University of Maryland Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation patrols on Friday March 15th, 2013 and Saturday March 16, 2013. The purpose of the saturation patrols is to detect and arrest people driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, and/or driving while impaired by drugs. The University of Maryland Police, along with police agencies throughout Maryland, remind you ... DO NOT drink and drive. DO have a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day and Spring Break!

 

Video: 

Gun Safety and Awareness Seminar March 14, 2013 at 7pm

Professor Tom Mauriello and representatives from the University of Maryland Police Department will be holding a presentation to discuss gun violence andto provide information on gun safety and awareness.  This will be located at 1400 Marie Mount Hall on tonight (3/14) at 7:00 P.M. and will last until 9:00 P.M.

This event will also be broadcasted on Professor Mauriello's webcast show "forensicweek.com" live.  This event will also be found on the YouTube channel of the same name after the event.

 

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Storm Forecast for Tuesday Evening Through Wednesday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Baltimore-Washington area—meaning there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulation--in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening, with the possibility of snow accumulations of more than five inches and a potential for significant snowfall within the watch area.  Officials forecast precipitation mixing with and changing to snow Tuesday night and continuing into Wednesday evening with temperatures in the lower and mid-30s and winds 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.  Uncertainty remains with the track of the low pressure front and location of the rain-snow line which ultimately will determine snowfall totals.  Potential impacts include difficult driving conditions, heavy, wet snow, and gusty winds leading to power outages. 

  Winter Storm Saturn

The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang has dubbed this storm “Snowquester;” though meteorologists continue to watch the forecast models to assess potential accumulation, there seems to be consensus that there will be snow Wednesday.  The Weather Channel has dubbed this Winter Storm Saturn, and predicts significant travel impacts to include flight delays that may ripple through the East Coast through Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, even if significant storm impacts remain in the Mid-Atlantic area.  Snow is likely Wednesday, with rain or snow mainly east of I-95.  The snow could be heavy at times.  But if the storm tracks too far south, lighter precipitation would be expected, and more rain may mix with the snow, even west of I-95. Snow and/or rain tapers off Wednesday night, with lows 30-34 (suburbs-city). 

 Snowfall Estimates

A summary of snow accumulation predictions:

  • Chance of 2” or more: 70-80 percent
  • Chance of 5” or more: 45-60 percent
  • Chance of 10” or more: 10-30 percent

Note: The low end of the ranges apply to D.C./I-95 and points east, while the higher end of the ranges apply to areas west of D.C. and I-95 (where the accumulation potential is greater due to colder temperatures).

Source: NWS Winter Storm Watch, Washington Post, Washington Post, Weather Channel, Accuweather

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