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Ginter’s Green Forever hosting barbecue ahead of city’s OCP deliberations

On July 6 the Ginter’s Green Forever group will begin engagement prior to the review of the Prince George Official Community Plan with a barbecue get-together, and welcomes your input.

The Ginter’s Green Forever group is hosting a fun event since a strategic look at Prince George’s development priorities is urgently needed. The OCP provides the opportunity for residents to get informed, get involved, and have their priorities heard. As climate change intensifies, communities need to look to natural areas to enhance resilience against heat waves, drought, extreme rainfall and landslides. Unabated development also leads to loss of important wildlife habitat and
unsustainable sprawl.

“It has never been more critical that the public get involved in the development decisions in our community,” said James Steidle, Ginter’s Green Forever organizer. “Major developments of concern, like the Foothills Blvd extension, or the Massey Drive extension, remain in the plans and could have severe impacts on the liveability of our city.”

The Official Community Plan, or OCP, is a long-term statement of objectives and policies that guide decisions on planning and land use management at the municipal (or regional) level. The OCP outlines the plans and policies for economic, social, cultural and environmental development of a community. An OCP typically spans a 10-year horizon, and Prince George’s is now due for review and renewal. The City of Prince George’s OCP is available on the City’s website (

Join Ginter’s Green Forever at the Massey Drive entrance to Ginter’s Green on July 6, also known as Ginter’s Meadow for a barbecue and celebration open to all. The event
will take place from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

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