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Purple Line NOW News - August 28, 2019

We want to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day holiday this weekend! We have a shortened newsletter for you this week, but will be back to full speed ahead in September. In the meantime, enjoy this last dribble of summer!

In today's edition of Purple Line NOW News, here's what you'll find:

  • What We Know About Landscaping Plans Around the Purple Line
  • Our Fall Appeal is Coming

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What We Know About Landscaping for the Purple Line

Are you interested in what the landscaping might look like in and around some of the Purple Line stations? Did you know that you can find links to landscaping plans for eight of the station sites on the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) website? For example, here is a sample of the Silver Spring station:

We found this slide show from the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Community Advisory Team (CATs) held in January 2018, which gives additional landscaping graphics and photos for that particular station:

If you scroll through the presentation slides (which, along with notes from all the other CATs, can be found on MTA’s website under Public Involvement), you will even find a few slides which list many of the shrubs, trees, grasses, and perennials that may be used for landscaping.

On a related topic, just as we were going to press, we saw this Maryland Today article that has a colorful slide show of the Art-in-Transit plans at several of the stations located near the University of Maryland.



Where Would You Like Us to Hold the Next Forum?

These events are an invaluable source of information and we hope you’ll join us at one in the future! We are always open to ideas about where we should host our next event. Send your suggestions to us at[email protected].



Each fall, we send out a heartfelt appeal for donations (we call them sponsorships) to individuals and businesses who support the project and our organization's work. Look for that appeal in the coming weeks. As always, if you need more information before you push the donate button, click here to read all about what we do with your donations! All levels of sponsorships are welcomed and appreciated! As always, we are happy to share financial information about our operating expenses and our income. Just shoot us an email or give us a call. When we say we do a lot on a skinny budget, we mean it. 

Remember, with your donation, your name (or your business name) will be listed on our website and in event literature and signage for a year following your donation. Thank you!

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