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WCD passes!

posted Jul 5, 2017, 11:03 AM by   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 11:07 AM ]
The Watershed Conservation District, passed by Charles County Commissioners Peter Murphy, Amanda Stewart, and Ken Robinson in June, 2017 is a key step to conserve Mattawoman Creek's integrity and keep it from falling over the tipping point. Read the news article here.

Unfortunately, hundreds of acres around the Maryland airport are still jeopardized. In an unexpected amendment to the WCD zoning ordinance, planning staff was directed to devise an overlay zone for opening land around the airport to commercial development. This would require taxpayer subsidies and would degrade an extremely valuable "sentinel site" watershed, an Important Bird Area, and more.

Photo by Anne Stark.