Let's Beautify Cumberland

What Let's Beautify Cumberland! Is
  • Citizen originated grass roots program started in August 1996.
  • Program highly endorsed by the Mayor and City Council.
  • Concerns, problems, suggestions, or to volunteer: please call 301-722-2000. Your participation is highly needed and valued!
  • Planning meetings held monthly at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Call 301-722-2000 to confirm dates.
Photograph of a Let's Beautify Cumberland! Sign
  • All planning meetings open to the public and usually last one to two hours...join us!
  • Each section of town has Neighborhood Coordinators.
  • Let's Beautify Cumberland! sponsored a December Holiday Thank You Party for all volunteers at City Hall with the choirs from Allegany and Fort Hill High Schools providing the music for a sing-along.
Benefits
  • Many improvements to public properties were accomplished through citizens' efforts
  • Citizens feeling renewed sense of civic pride
  • Neighborhoods and community groups work together for the benefit of everyone
  • Excellent cooperation between businesses, civic groups, city employees and civic volunteers
  • Over 362 junked cars removed from city streets and yards as a result of beautification program
  • Hundreds of shopping carts have been returned to businesses throughout the city
Participation
  • Over 1,000 people have participated in Let's Beautify Cumberland! activities.
  • People of all ages committed to the task and assisting to help beautify the Queen City.
  • Sponsored 2 Let's Beautify Cumberland! Clean Up and Beautification Days in October '96 and April '97.
  • Garden clubs and civic groups adopting the Beauty Spots...call 301-722-2000 to volunteer your group.
  • Initiated the City Wide Curb Side Pickup in May '97, the 1st in many years. It was extremely successful!
  • Several committee members also work with Shade Tree Commission planting hundreds of trees.
  • Project committee developing Beauty Spots in neighborhoods and along I-68.
  • Now in the process of developing the Adopt-A-Street program - call 301-722-2000 to volunteer. Your assistance is greatly needed!
  • Art departments of Allegany, Braddock, Bishop Walsh, Fort Hill and Washington Middle School have assisted by painting several Welcome to Historic Cumberland neighborhood signs.
  • Friends Aware has donated the labor for 20 wooden planters to be used at the 8 Beauty Spots.
  • Several local businesses have donated wood, paint, plants, and many other miscellaneous supplies.
  • Local media did an excellent job of helping to publish Let's Beautify Cumberland! programs.