Potomac River Clean-Up Mattawoman site
Charles County sends draft Comprehensive Plan
to state for 60 day review!
Degradation of Mattawoman to continue if plan is not altered!
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
9 AM - Noon
Mattawoman Creek Road
MWS is sponsoring an event as part of the Potomac River clean-up bash. The number of participants is limited, so hurry to register at this website, where a map and other important information can also be found.
Returning Charles County Streams and Rivers to Health
Port Tobacco River Conservancy
Thursday, April 16
Holiday Inn Express (map)
6860 Crain Highway, La Plata
Kirk Mantay, Watershed Restoration Director of the South River Federation, describes restoration efforts on Church Creek, and how the same practices can improve Charles County's watersheds. Light refreshments will be served.
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.