Keep It Wild is the newly formed outreach arm of Celebrate the Greenbelt Forest Preserve. We aim to spread the word about any threats to the health or continued existence of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve.
A major transit project that we are currently concerned about is the proposed conversion of the scenic, wooded Baltimore-Washington Parkway into an eight-lane superhighway, a project that might encroach into the Forest Preserve and remove the existing, wooded buffer between the Parkway and the delicate ecosystem of the Goddard Branch floodplain. Read more about this project in the Greenbelt News Review Oct. 5 issue and September 21 press release from Governor Larry Hogan's office.
An additional project that we are concerned about is the proposed high-speed "maglev" rail line that may be constructed within or near the Forest Preserve. Read more about this project here. It is critical for citizens to voice their input to this project via public comments during this time. Here's how to submit your comments.
A Greenbelt resident has created a map illustrating possible noise and vibration impacts in Greenbelt from the maglev train. Read more and view the map.
The City of Greenbelt has published a letter stating their opposition to the project. Visit the City's maglev website page here.s
A citizen's group, StopThisTrain, based in Bowie, was successful in stopping the magalev train in their community. The group is still active and also has signs that can be purchased for just $5. Read more about the group here.
URGENT: Public Meeting With Delegate Alzono Washington
Share your concerns about the maglev! See our Nov. 20 ad below for more info.
7 pm, Monday, November 27
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt
Although the above meeting has passed, you can still share your concerns with Governor Hogan:
Contact the Governor’s Office
View our ads in the Greenbelt News Review below.
The map below shows the location of the two proposed routes--J1 and J2--for the maglev rail line that would pass in or very near to the Greenbelt Forest Preserve.
Please check this page in the coming weeks and months for additional information that we will post as it becomes available and sign up for our email list to keep in touch.
Show your support for the woods with a handmade Keep it Wild and Wooded Bracelet or an original art celebration t-shirt. Visit our Support Us page for more details.