-Help cement the good news on Guilford!  Speak up at hearing in support of the new zoning ordinance for the Watershed Conservation District.

Monday, Jan. 9, 6 PM (arrive early to sign up)
Before the Planning Commission
Charles County Government Building, La Plata

When Charles County Commissioners Peter Murphy, Ken Robinson and Amanda Stewart listened to citizens and passed the new comprehensive land-use plan in July, Mattawoman's future brightened. But the implementation through new zoning is important. A key element of the plan is a Watershed Conservation District.  The hearing is on the new ordinance governing the "WCD" with low zoning density. Please turn out to support the Watershed Conservation District. Pro-growth forces are organizing to delay and weaken the new zoning ordinance, as occurred at the November 28th hearing.

-New Comprehensive Plan brightens prognosis for Mattawoman's future health. Learn more here.


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  • MWS co-founder receives award Bonnie Bick, board member and co-founder of MWS, received the Carl Weber award at the 22nd annual conference of the Maryland Water Monitoring Council in Linthicum MD on ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 1:11 PM by
  • MWS at MWMC conference MWS was a co-author on an oral presentation and a scientific poster at the annual conference of the Maryland Water Monitoring Council on December 2, 2016. Jim Long, MWS ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2016, 1:06 PM by
  • MWS wins appeal--protects rural Billingsley Road MWS has successfully appealed the approval of the huge Guilford subdivision proposed for Bryans Road. On November 16, the Charles County Board of Appeals overturned Planning Commission's controversial approval ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2016, 11:11 AM by
  • MWS volunteers receive award Bonnie Bick and Jim Long, co-founders of the Mattawoman Watershed, have been presented with the 2016 Melissa Laser award for protecting fish habitat. The award is conferred annually by ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 7:05 AM by
  • 1000 Friends of MD & MWS present to Watershed Forum On October 2, 1000 Friends of Maryland and MWS presented Planning to Protect Environmental Assets at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. A full room learned that urbanization ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2016, 9:51 AM by
  • MWS presents to MNPS On September 17, 2016, MWS's president spoke about the watershed's two globally rare Magnolia Bogs to the annual conference of the Maryland Native Plant Society. Unfortunately, one of ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 3:05 PM by
  • MWS events at Discover Quest On Aug. 13 and 14, 2016, MWS sponsored several events at Discover Quest, Charles County's tourism bash held in conjunction with the BassMasters Elite national bass tournament. On the ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2016, 4:21 PM by
  • MWS photo voted tops During the annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, the Alice Ferguson Foundation runs a photo contest. This year MWS won! The photo shown is not the winner. For that, a trash ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2016, 6:22 AM by
  • Citizens, organizations speak up for Watershed Protection A news report about a public hearing on Charles County's Financial Assurance Plan. The plan is intended to ensure funds are available to carry out restoration projects required by ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2016, 9:51 AM by
  • Chesapeake Bay Summit notes Mattawoman's plight Maryland Public Television broadcast a summit of top Chesapeake Bay experts discussing the role of development in polluting the Bay. Mattawoman Creek is highlighted as the example of a fine ...
    Posted May 25, 2016, 11:14 AM by
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Planning Commission Hearing
New Zoning Ordinance on Watershed Conservation District

New, 2nd hearing on January 9
6 PM  Arrive early to sign-in to speak.
Charles County Government Bldg

Here is where the pedal hits the medal. Please speak out in favor of the watershed conservation district to counter developers who want to water down protections to Mattawoman Creek and the Port Tobacco River.