Keep It Wild is the advoacy and 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.
URGENT: Proposed MAGLEV Train Threatens Forest Preserve
A new group of concerned cititzens has formed in Greenbelt and encouraging members to take action each week against the maglev on a suggested item. To join this Google group, email Beth L. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Greenbelt previously published a letter stating their opposition to the project and City Council has held worksessions regarding the maglev. Visit the City's maglev website page here.
Another 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 this group here.
Another major transit project that we are 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.
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.
Share your concerns with Governor Hogan:
Contact the Governor’s Office
The map below shows the location of the previous two proposed routes--J1 and J2--for the maglev rail line that would pass in or very near to the Greenbelt Forest Preserve.
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