April Clean Up a Success
The April 20th spring clean up was a great success with over 70 bags of trash picked up and more than 25 people volunteering, including about a dozen Cristo Rey students. See clean up photos on Facebook and Nextdoor.
Moving from Yahoo! Groups to Nextdoor
FPCA plans to close down the Fells Prospect Yahoo! Group this summer. Announcements will migrate to the Facebook page and to Nextdoor, a localized social media site just for residents and businesses in the Fells Prospect area. Get updates on neighborhood concerns, meet your neighbors, share recommendations and even swap stuff.
To join the more than 350 people already on Nextdoor, please email Jan Angevine - email@example.com with your name, home address, and email.
Dog Waste Disposal Campaign for 2013
Goal: Improve the quality of pedestrian and community life in the Fells Prospect area by raising the standard for proper disposal of dog feces by dog owners.
We're making progress. So far we've applied for a grant with the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood program to test two interventions. We also conducted a survey in the Patterson Park Dog Park about attitudes about dog waste, methods of disposal, and ideas for reducing unmanaged waste.
Interested in helping? Contact Alana Ridge, Laura Irwin or Phyllis Fung via Nextdoor.
Citizens on Patrol (COP):
The Fells Prospect's citizens on patrol (COP) walk will be on our usual 4th Wednesday each month on Wed., May 22. We'll meet on the corner of S. Chester and Pratt Street just before 7:30 pm.
Talk one-on-one with law enforcement and often a state's attorney office representative will join, too. Contact COP organizer, Debbie Ritter, to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-675-0273.
Fells Prospect, including parts of Baltimore neighborhoods Upper Fells Point and west Canton, is nestled between Fells Point, Butchers Hill and Canton. The area is bordered by Broadway to the west, Patterson Park to the east, Pratt Street to the north and Eastern Avenue to the south. A portion of the neighborhood extends to the water’s edge from Washington Street to Montford Avenue. See a map.
last updated: June 12, 2013
Free Water Taxi Harbor Connector to Tide Point
Did you know that there are two free Water Taxi Harbor Connectors between Maritime Park and Tide Point and Canton Waterfront Park and Tide Point?
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Why help Fells Prospect Community Association?
Fells Prospect is indeed one of Baltimore's best neighborhoods, but we need you to help to continue to change for the better.
What can you do? Become a member.
Your dues help pay for clean-up projects, beautification activities, the Fells Prospect newsletter, as well as work on nuisance housing issues.
What else can you do?
- Organize an evening walking group with the Social Committee
- Create a program that encourages neighbors to install and use front porch lights with the Crime Prevention Committee
- Help plant trees with the Beautification Committee
- Help be a watch dog for the Development & Land Use Committee concerning neighborhood zoning issues.
What if my time is limited?
- Help us deliver the newsletter
- Help organize a monthly clean-up event on your block.
- Every little bit helps. What each of us can do is get involved. Everyone is busy, everyone has other obligations, but if each of us volunteers just 1 or 2 hours a month, you can imagine what we can accomplish!
This is how we can continue to be the best neighborhood in Southeast Baltimore.
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No Cars in Patterson Park!
The Patterson Park Master Plan Working Group held its sixth meeting, Wednesday, April 17th at the Virginia Baker Recreation Center. John Mariani is representing FPCA.
The Working Group's goal is to “create comprehensive, community-driven strategies to enhance green space, increase traffic safety and facility improved recreational opportunities in and around” in reaction to the outcry caused by Recreation & Parks and Health Departments' proposal to build a loop road and parking for 96 cars in the Park.
Future Dumpster Days, 8/3 & 10/5
Location: Gough & S. Collington, 9 AM - 12 PM.
No household trash, construction debris, hazardous materials, please.
Dumpster Days are free to FPCA members current in their dues. You can sign up or renew on the spot.
- Trash cans should not be stored on the sidewalk in front of the building.
- Please try to prevent recycle items from blowing away (stack heavier items on top, wedge papers in, etc.
First 2013 Weed and Feed, May 31
The garden club will be having our first Weed and Feed social on Friday, May 31 at the 700 block of S. Chester Street at 6:30 pm. Bring your garden gloves and a trash bag or two because there are plenty of weeds to be pulled.
The Fells Prospect Garden Club container garden event May 18, was a great success. Members learned how to design and plant a stunning container that will be both beautiful and sustainable.
No Parking to be Enforced in Patterson Park
Parking Enforcement will soon begin issuing $250 citations within the park. In preparation, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is distributing hang tags to individuals who are allowed to drive within the park. New signs have been posted at the authorized vehicle entrance below the tennis courts.
Parking or heavy equipment is not permitted on any grass or lawn areas. Police or Park Rangers will ticket vehicles parked on the grass or in areas posted with "NO PARKING" or “OFFICIAL VEHICLES ONLY” signs.
Organizations who sign and submit park usage permit applications agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Department of Recreation and Parks. Sports Use Permits may be revoked for any violation of the Park Rules.
Monthly FPCA meetings
Monthly meetings are a great chance to meet your neighbors, find out what's going on with traffic, building, nuisance bars, etc., as well as provide a chance to learn about new topics. January's meeting, for example, included a presentation on how to fight your tax assessment. Throughout the 2011 election, candidates from all office levels came to speak, allowing residents to voice their concerns and meet the potential representatives in person. So come to the next meeting--it's an easy way to get involved.