- March 17 2014
- May 19, 2014
(Open to all)
Meetings at at 7:00 pm at the Fort Foote Recreation
Monday, September 15, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
FORT FOOTE RECREATION BUILDING
Department of Environment (DoE)
Ms. Denice E. Curry
Everything you always wanted to know about
“Greening Up the Community”
Corporal J. Valerio
COPS Officer for J3 Beat
Traffic/Speed Enforcement on Potomac Valley Drive
If you have a fallen tree blocking a roadway, please phone 311 or notify County Click.
Will insurance cover damage from fallen trees and removal of
According to the Maryland Insurance Administration web page "If a Tree Falls on Your Property":
At one time or another, just about every homeowner or someone the homeowner knows has had a tree fall due to wind, a storm or winter weather. The question that everyone wants to know is, “Will my homeowners insurance pay for the damage?”
The answer is that it depends on the terms of your policy. Each homeowner should look at their homeowners policy or talk with a representative from their insurance company to find out what the policy specifically covers and doesn’t cover. Homeowners should also be sure to know what the policy deductible is, and any dollar limits on the amount of damage the policy will cover. Although the terms of your actual policy will determine if the damage you have incurred is covered, generally many homeowners policies will:
provide coverage for damage to
your home and the contents of your home if a tree (even if
it is your neighbor’s tree) falls on your home or other
insured structure, such as a fence or a detached garage . .
Removal and Disposal of Tree Debris
storms have raised many questions about tree damage, tree
debris and removal of all that debris.
- If the tree is down within the public right-of-way, we should call 311 and report the location so the county can clear the right-of-way.
- If the downed tree is within the public right-of-way (county curb box) and is a county tree, call 311 and report the location and the county (probably DPW&T) will remove the tree.
- If the tree is on private property, it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove it (whether it is your tree or not) and dispose of it.
Now, HOW to dispose of it is the major issue! Please do NOT dump it on another property owner.
The county does NOT accept logs at any facility.
Therefore, the private contractor should ensure the debris can be picked up by the yard waste collection our community has on Wednesdays. That means:
- Yard trim must be placed in heavy-duty paper bags or re-usable trash cans with handles and a secure lid. Cardboard boxes are not acceptable containers Cans must be clearly marked YARD WASTE / YARD TRIM for collection.
- Limbs collected curbside must not exceed four
(4) feet in length and three (3) inches in diameter and
must be securely tied in bundles. Bundles of limbs and
bags of dry grass and leaves must weigh less than 60
pounds. Wet grass and leaves must weigh less than 25
As far as logs are concerned, the county’s Yard Waste
Composting Facility, Yard Waste Collection Section, the
Brown Station Road Landfill site all provided the same
information. Logs should be taken by the private contractor
to a site that splits them and then sells them for fire
If anyone has any further information which they can share, please send it to
RENABoard@gmail.com. We want to be as accurate as we can be and to provide the best information we can to the community.
Join RENA or Renew Your Membership
Riverbend Estates Neighborhood Association provides a forum
to discuss issues affecting the community and its residents
and to act as a collective voice for its members. You are invited
to join or renew for the 2013/2014 season. The annual membership
fee is $25 per household and can now be paid with PayPal or
If you had rather pay with check, money order or cash, see
Info and Form.
Public Transportation in Prince George's County
Prince George's County has many
options for public transportation:
MetroAcess - MetroAccess is a shared ride transportation
service for people who are unable to use fixed-route public
transit due to disability. "Shared ride" means
that multiple passengers may ride together in the same vehicle.
The service provides daily trips throughout the Washington
Metropolitan region, including the District of Columbia,
Maryland, and Virginia. Rides are offered in the same service
areas and during the same hours of operation as Metrorail
TheBus - Bus service within Prince George's Couny. Senior
and disabled customers ride TheBus for FREE.
Call-A-Bus - Call-A-Bus is a demand response curb-to-curb
service. Service is available to all residents of Prince
George’s County who are not served by or cannot use existing
bus or rail services. However, priority is given to senior
and disabled persons.
Park and Ride - Prince George's County has 15 free park
and ride fringe parking lots conveniently located throughout
Commuter Connection - Prince George's County Commuter
Connections is a free carpool/vanpool match service available
to persons living and/or working in the County.
Central Maryland Regional Transit - Central Maryland
Regional Transit (CMRT) a general public transportation
service providing fixed route service in the greater Laurel
Call-A-Cab - Call-A-Cab is a transportation assistance
program that provides mobility at a reduced cost for senior
(age 60 and over) and/or disabled County residents.
MARC - MARC is a 187-mile commuter rail system that
provides daily service through Prince George's County to
Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Community Notes and Reminders
- There will be NO leaf vaccuming by
the county. Please bag your leaves and set them out for
yard waste collection on Wednesdays
- Sewer overflows are a problem. Please can
- In snow emergenices,
please park in your driveway if possible. This makes
the county snow plow/snow removal easier and more efficient.
It also reduces the possibility of being plowed in and hit
by a sliding vehicle. If, however, you are unable to park
in a driveway, the county code states that all vehicles
should "...park on the even-numbered side of
the street until the odd-numbered side of the street is
cleared." If vehicles park on both sides of
the street, it makes snow removal AND Snow plowing very
Is there a street light out in your neighborhood?
- For Pepco lights,
click here to report a street light outage online or
call 1-877-PEPCO62 (1-877-737-2662).
- For more information regarding the street light maintenance
and installation program in Prince George's County