Cheverly Environmental Network



Organizational activities and individual initiatives in environmental issues.
Those interested are encouraged to join the network's  forum for sharing and discussion of activities.

Cheverly Environmental Network Forum



Organizations

Cheverly Green Infrastructure Committee

On September 8, 2011, the town adopted the recommendations of the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Plan as a framework to inform investment and activities of the town. On October 13, 2011 The Town Council established the Green Infrastructure Committee to oversee implementation of the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Plan. The committee continues, in principle, the structure of committee that created the plan: Representatives from community organizations and town government. In addition, Cheverly Town Council Members were asked to appoint committee members. All interested in any aspect of environmental issues within Cheverly and the region are welcome.

Current active membership includes members of Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek,  Garden Club, and Progressive Cheverly Environmental Committee, Mayor. Some members wear several hats. See the "at work" page for committee members.

Current active subcommittees:

  • Science Advisory Committee
  • Sustainable Maryland Certified
  • Cheverly Green Guide

There is room for subcommittees and individual initiatives that fall within the purview of the Cheverly Green Plan. All are welcome to join a subcommittee or undertake an initiative.

The Cheverly Green Infrastructure Committee meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30 PM, Cheverly Community Center, 6401 Forest Rd., Cheverly MD 20785.

2012 annual report of the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Committee.

Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek

The Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, hands-on education and advocacy organization working to restore the health of Lower Beaverdam Creek and the Anacostia River by:

  • preserving, enhancing, and celebrating natural areas and
  • supporting sustainable development practices for recreational, scenic, and economic benefits to the community.

Volunteer trail projects are organized for the last Saturday of each month. To  receive regular notices, write to horcpool97@aol.com.

Progressive Cheverly Environmental Action Committee

Cheverly Tree Commission

Friends of Quincy Run

Cheverly Garden Club

Town of Cheverly

Individual Initiatives

Euclid Woods Steward


Composting Program

Three-Year Goal of the composting program: 400 Cheverly Single Family Homes Composting (25%)

SoilSaver compost bins have been purchased direct from the manufacturer or from local discount retailers for $40.00. SoilSavers generally retail for $80.00 and above. Residents pay $20.00 for the bins with 270 bins purchased as of 2012.

Grants have been received from a variety of organization to help fund the program. Among them are: The Town of Cheverly, Chesapeake Bay Trust (from Green Plan Grant), Cheverly Garden Club, Progressive Cheverly, & Republic Properties Corp. (The Pointe).

Contact: Douglas Alexander, h) 301-773-2082; w) 202-636-4847; E-mail dalexander@nieinstitute.org

Composting guide; composting presentation.