Between budget hearings and community meetings, I've kept busy this week! Check out our update for some news about our community and some upcoming events.
|Bike to Work Day|
Will you join us tomorrow?
|Arbutus Art Festival -- this Sunday!|
| Bring out your family for the Arbutus Arts Festival, this Sunday, May 18th from 10 am to 5 pm. Great music, delicious food, beautiful crafts, and lots of fun! Visit their website for more details. |
|Growth at UMBC|
This week, at a community leaders meeting, the UMBC administration announced a number of exciting projects to take place on the campus over the next few years.
- Campus entranceway improvement: this development will address traffic and safety concerns that have arisen with the campus's growth.
- Events center: A new events center will open in 2017-2018 school year with 1000 more seats than the current RAC. The new center will hold sports games, graduations, and other events and will be available for community purposes as well.
- Forest conservation: In the face of all this construction and growth, the campus is setting aside 11 acres for conservation. These forest areas will not be developed and will protect the natural environment around the Herbert Run Stream that flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Especially as many of our high schools get ready to graduate at the Retriever Activity Center in a few weeks, it's important to remember that the Investments at UMBC benefit our community as well.
Check out additional coverage and video from the Community Leaders Meeting at the Baltimore Sun.