Let's Beautify Cumberland

What Is
Let's Beautify Cumberland!? 


  • 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 7:00 p.m. Call 301-722-2000 to confirm dates.
Photograph of a Let's Beautify Cumberland! Sign
  • All planning meetings open to the public ...join us!
  • Co-sponsors (with County United Way) annual Day of Caring and Sharing for Cumberland.

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

Participation


  • Thousands of people have participated in Let's Beautify Cumberland! (LBC!) activities since 1996.  Not just citizens of Cumberland are involved - we have had people from Flintstone, Frostburg, Fort Ashby, Hyndman, and Bedford participate in LBC! projects.
  • People of all ages are welcome to help beautify the Queen City through LBC! projects.  Local community groups help accomplish many projects that involve LBC!
  • Garden clubs and civic groups can adopt parklets  (a.k.a "the Beauty Spots") to maintain...call 301-722-2000 to see what parklets available and volunteer your group.
  • Several committee members also work with Shade Tree Commission, planting trees and shrubs.
  • Several local schools have assisted LBC! by growing and planting plants, painting several signs and fences, and doing some general litter pick-up.
  • Several local businesses have donated wood, paint, plants, and many other miscellaneous supplies over several years.  If your business is interested in helping call 301-722-2000.
  • Local media help to publicize Let's Beautify Cumberland! programs and events.