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Globally Rare Bog Threatened

posted Jun 24, 2015, 7:07 PM by   [ updated Jun 25, 2015, 4:38 AM ]
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 possible: globally imperiled, or "G1" as conservation biologists see it.

The enormous subdivision would also spoil the rural character around the town of Bryans Road and increase traffic 60% on a Billingsley Road. Yet developers use traffic on this road as an excuse when they agitate for the costly Cross County Connector. 

More information on the Guilford project is here.

A news story is here.

Photo by Joe Norris: large Cinnamon Ferns grace a Magnolia Bog.