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Easement protects headwaters to valuable tributary

posted Nov 9, 2018, 9:52 AM by mattawomanwatershed@hotmail.com   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 10:07 AM ]
On October 30, 2018, Charles County Commissioners Amanda Stewart, Ken Robinson, and Peter Murphy adopted a conservation easement that protects 208 environmentally sensitive acres protecting the headwaters of one of Mattawoman's finest streams. The easement is held by the Conservancy for
Charles County, a local land trust, while the county retains ownership and may use the land for environmental education. The forested and stream-laced site site had previously been subject to an ill-conceived proposal, where taxpayers were expected to subsidize an unmarketable "tech park" next to two schools. The schools can now use the land for environmental conservation. More information on our website here.