Maryland Airport Land-Use Study
Monday July 13, 2015
Please voice your concern for conservation over industrialization of our forests and streams.
More information here.
Charles County draft Comprehensive Plan
Degradation of Mattawoman to continue if plan is not altered!
State comments on the draft plan here.
In a divided vote on Feb. 9, the Planning Commission ignored a request by the elected Board of County Commissioners to meet before passing the flawed plan on to the state. Despite some positive steps, the plan is essentially the failed 2006 plan. It falls far short of smarter growth scenarios previously considered. The next step will be a public hearing before the Planning Commission after state comments are received.
Can you tell which map is the 2006 plan, and which is the 2015 plan?
Hint: the 2015 plan has even more forest land opened to development.
Click each title for more information
Tuesday, May 26, & date(s) TBD
Charles County Government Building
Developers of Waldorf Station want Charles County to welcome visitors with a giant big-box store in an area zoned for Transit Oriented Development. The big-box--a Walmart Supercenter--is too big to fit current zoning, so the Board of Appeals must grant a special exception for it go forward. The special exception would be another step toward locking in a project design that has morphed over time to be unnacceptably damaging to Mattawoman Creek.
This quasi-judiciary hearing will last several evenings as lawyers and expert witnesses present testimony (the 1st meeting was April 14). Then the public will be invited to speak at a date to be determined. More information on Waldorf Station here.
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History & the garden at the CastleMartha, the last passenger pigeon on the planet, succumbed on Sept. 1, 1914. This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of this stunning extinction, when a part of the sky did, in fact, fall.
Martha is exhibited for the 1st time in 15 years, along with displays examining the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, and Heath Hen.