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Contact: Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager, Sustainable Maryland, 301-405-7956,

Town of Cottage City Receives Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award at Maryland Municipal League Conference

College Park, MD (October 15, 2018) – The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announced that the Town of Cottage City was one of 8 Maryland municipalities honored at the Sustainable Maryland Awards Ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual Fall Conference last Friday in Annapolis, Maryland.

Highlights of Cottage City’s accomplishments include:

  • Cottage City sponsored a series of 12 environmental field trips for senior citizens in Cottage City and the surrounding community.

  • The Town launched a community garden that is now in its 8th year. It features 24 beds, four fruit trees, and a grape arbor.

  • The Town partnered with the Port Towns Community Health Partnership and Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center for monthly low-impact exercise classes for seniors from May 2016-April 2017.

  • Cottage City was one of the initial communities that joined Prince George's County and Sustainable Maryland’s efforts to "Scoop the Poop".

  • The Town adopted a Green Purchasing Policy to help ensure more environmentally friendly procurement of goods and services.

 “The town of Cottage City, as part of its effort to become a more sustainable community, is proud of the Green Team and staff for their accomplishments and in being awarded the Sustainable Maryland certification,” said Commissioner Natashia Davis. “We hope to continue our pursuit of becoming a model community.”

According to Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager for Sustainable Maryland, “This year’s class of Sustainable Maryland Certified communities represents significant continued progress on sustainability issues, in small towns and large cities, from all across the state. The Green Teams, elected officials, and municipal staff that have accomplished so much provide both inspiration and real-world examples for their peers to follow.”


The attached photo shows (from left) Commissioner Natashia Davis, Commissioner Wanda Wheatley, Green Team member Denise Hamler, and Town Manager Dylan Galloway with the Sustainable Maryland Certified award at the Maryland Municipal League conference last Friday.


About Sustainable Maryland: Sustainable Maryland is an initiative of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland that is designed to support Maryland's 157 municipalities as they look for cost-effective and strategic ways to protect their natural assets and revitalize their communities. Using best practices in resource areas like water, energy, planning, health, food, and economy, a municipality can earn points toward sustainability certification. Sustainable Maryland offers a customizable menu of concrete actions, allowing communities to select initiatives that best fit their specific needs. This free and voluntary program, with the support of the Maryland Municipal League, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Town Creek Foundation, helps communities choose a direction for their greening efforts; complete their chosen actions with help from program tools, trainings, expert guidance, and other resources; and be recognized statewide for their accomplishments. For more information about Sustainable Maryland:

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The town of Cottage City, Colmar Manor, and the Town of Bladensburg offers their senior citizens and physically and/or mentally challenged residents a bus service. Details regarding this service are as follows:



Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


$1.00 per trip. Exact change required. No charge for Town sponsored events such as weekly senior citizen association meetings.


Call (301) 277-4920 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. A minimum of 24 hour advance notice is needed for each appointment. 

No doctor’s appointments after 1:00 p.m. The Bus service cannot guarantee return trip if appointment goes beyond 2:00 p.m.


An approximate five (5) mile air radius from each Town’s Municipal Center/Town Hall.


Physically and/or mentally challenged residents must be able to assist themselves or provide an escort. The driver is not permitted to assist any individuals. The services will be available at no charge for scheduled senior citizen meetings. If you have any questions regarding this service, please call the Colmar Manor Hall (301-277-4920).