The key to Mattawoman's future is in play!

Charles County elected officials are examining their Comprehensive Land-Use Plan and have the power to fix it.

Experts say that fixing the land-use comp plan is the “last opportunity” to assure Mattawoman’s health.

A tight schedule has been announced that ends with another hearing!

Tentative hearing date: June 21st.


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  • 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
  • Lackey students clean up Mattawoman MWS helped Lackey High School students celebrate Earth Day while participating in the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup organized by the Alice Ferguson Foundation. A news article is here.  Clean-up ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2016, 6:55 PM by
  • MWS sponsored clean-up On November 14th, 2015, MWS volunteers led over a dozen Lackey High School students, parents, and teachers in a trash clean-up on the shores of the Mattawoman Creek estuary ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 7:58 AM by
  • MWS helps state science MWS has donated an instrument to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to assist in a special water-quality study of Mattawoman Creek and its tributaries. The instrument, a "conductivity ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2015, 8:00 AM by
  • MWS winning photo MWS won a photo contest taken during a trash clean-up on the shores of the Mattawoman Creek tidal estuary. The effort was part of the April 11, 2015 Potomac ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2015, 2:16 PM by
  • Globally Rare Bog Threatened The large Guilford subdivision proposed for Bryans Road may spell the beginning of the end for Charles County's last unspoiled Magnolia Bog. This plant community merits  the rarest designation ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2015, 4:38 AM by
  • MWS assists Anacostia Watershed Society MWS hosted members of the Anacostia Watershed Society, who were collecting submerged plants to transplant to the Anacostia River. In a regional irony, Mattawoman is slated to have the same ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2015, 6:54 PM by
  • MWS awarded water quality meter Out of 350 applicants, the Mattawoman Watershed Society has been awarded a meter that measures the amount of oxygen dissolved in water. The instrument, which uses a state-of-the ...
    Posted May 30, 2015, 10:02 AM by
  • MWS cleans up fishing hole MWS participated in the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup on April 11th. A morning's camaraderie overlooking the estuary left a popular fishing spot spotless.
    Posted Apr 25, 2015, 12:06 PM by
  • MWS in Stream Waders Video MWS volunteers are featured in a video highlighting Maryland's Stream Waders program. The monthly video newsletter is produced by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The video explains the ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2015, 6:31 PM by
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Hearing on wetland destruction
June 2, 6 PM
Brandywine Fire Station
14201 Brandywine Rd

For a gas-fired power plant & pipelines
MD Dept. of the Environment

The Mattawoman Energy power plant would be the latest addition to a cluster of plants in the Brandywine Area.
Map here.
Learn more here.

It's located in the upper watershed of the Mattawoman, within the sub-watershed of a high quality "Tier 2" segment. This segment can no longer absorb pollutants without degrading.

The gas and water-cooling pipelines run through Tier 2 sub-watersheds of the Mattawoman, Piscataway Creek, and Zekiah Swamp. 

Will MDE conduct an anti-degradation review for the power plant and pipelines to better protect the high quality streams? Attend the hearing and demand it. 

Hearing: Mattawoman "Restoration Plan"
June 7, 6 PM
Charles County Government Building
200 Baltimore St, La Plata

Charles County operates under a permit for its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).  The permit requires a restoration plan for those waterways that have an official pollution diet (technically, an EPA-approved Total Maximum Daily Load, or "TMDL").

This hearing is on the draft Restoration Plan.


Sat. June 11, 11 AM - 5 PM
La Plata Town Square

Come see us! Have some fun!
Children's activities. Information.

Hearing: Comprehensive Land-use Plan

June 21, 6 PM (tentative date)
Charles County Government Building
200 Baltimore St, La Plata

Yet another hearing in the five-year long revision of this plan crucial to the future health of Mattawoman Creek.