Conservation Easement Passes!
Environmentally sensitive forest and streams essential to one of Mattawoman's finest tributaries is now conserved.

While the WCD means:

       less sprawl,
               less traffic growth,
                     strong schools,
                            stable tax rates,
                                  higher home values,
                                        purer air,
cleaner rivers & streams,
                                                  assured water supply,
                                                          cherished rural character,
                                                               healthier Mattawoman Creek!
Some new elected officials in Charles County ran opposing the WCD. This could mean 17,000 new
units wanted by the pro-growth real-estate lobby, with all the problems attending such sprawl development.

-The 2016 Comprehensive Plan brightened the prognosis for Mattawoman's future health. The plan's Watershed Conservation District is keyLearn more here.


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  • Easement protects headwaters to valuable tributary 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 ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2018, 10:07 AM by
  • Compressor station threat ends After a two-year battle, a large natural-gas compressor station proposed next to a national park near Bryans Road has been cancelled. This could be good news for the ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2018, 9:49 AM by
  • Co-founder of MWS receives Heritage Award At their annual dinner on September 22, 2017 the Conservancy for Charles County feted Jim Long, current president of the Mattawoman Watershed Society, with its annual Heritage Award. Cited was ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 12:58 PM by
  • Major subdivision proposed for Nanjemoy denied on appeal On September 12, 2017, the Charles County Board of Appeals unanimously overturned the Planning Commission's previous approval of Washington's Discovery, a major subdivision proposed in the heart of ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2017, 7:16 AM by
  • Mattawoman featured by Chesapeake Bay Program In a September 1st, 2017 post, Mattawoman Creek was featured by the Chesapeake Bay Program, the crucial agency overseeing the Bay cleanup. Read the article "Preserving the pristine Mattawoman Creek ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2017, 8:12 AM by
  • WCD passes! 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 ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 11:07 AM by
  • MWS co-founder receives award Bonnie Bick, board member and co-founder of MWS, received the Carl Weber award at the 22nd annual conference of the Maryland Water Monitoring Council in Linthicum MD on ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 1:11 PM by
  • MWS at MWMC conference MWS was a co-author on an oral presentation and a scientific poster at the annual conference of the Maryland Water Monitoring Council on December 2, 2016. Jim Long, MWS ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2016, 1:06 PM by
  • MWS wins appeal--protects rural Billingsley Road MWS has successfully appealed the approval of the huge Guilford subdivision proposed for Bryans Road. On November 16, the Charles County Board of Appeals overturned Planning Commission's controversial approval ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2016, 11:11 AM by
  • MWS volunteers receive award Bonnie Bick and Jim Long, co-founders of the Mattawoman Watershed, have been presented with the 2016 Melissa Laser award for protecting fish habitat. The award is conferred annually by ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 7:05 AM by
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 Important Hearing: 2/27 from 6-9pm

Pomonkey Forest 2nd Sunday Nature Walks!

Fair Weather Hikes usually 1 - 1.5 hrs
February 10th, 1PM
March 10th, 1PM
April 14th, 1PM

May 11th, Southern Maryland Audubon Bird Count

May 15th, Native Plant Walk and Bloom