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Wards Run, Nanjemoy Watershed vs. Georgetown U Solar 1

1SOLAR OR FOREST?  

WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE

WHAT

Georgetown University's solar project would clear-cut 240 acres of high-value forest

WHERE:  NANJEMOY WATERSHED 


This project would degrade and fragment the largest forest in Southern Maryland


INSTEAD OF THE FOREST

 

32.5 mega-watts from 100,000 solar panels

 

Citizens of Maryland will lose $585,600 per year in ecological services if destroyed.

 

-Per-Acre Economic Value of this forest is $2,440 per acre per year


WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE OUR FOREST:  WORK FOR LOCAL AND GLOBAL   SUSTAINABILITY


The Site Location is 4850 Shugart Valley Pl, La Plata


Maryland Deptartment of Natural Resources (MD DNR)  designated this forest as a Targeted Ecological Area (TEA).  TEAs are lands and watersheds that have a high ecological value and are identified as priorities for protection.


PROPOSAL FRAGMENTS AUDUBON IMPORTANT BIRD AREA 


PLEASE HELP 


Let Maryland and Georgetown University know that you do not want them to cut down natural forests, imparing Wards Run’s two Tier 2 streams for any energy development.


WRITE TO

Maryland Dept. of Environment: jeffrey.thompson@maryland.gov  and


Georgetown Leadership: president@georgetown.edu and vicepresident@georgetown.edu to object to this project


SHOW UP:  HEARING   Feb. 27, 2019

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Room, 7:00PM - 9:00 PM 200 Baltimore St. La Plata, MD 20646Sign in early to speak and voice your viewpoint. Review Maps  and ask questions from 6 - 7PM 

POINTS YOU COULD MAKE:

The site for this project is controversial because of the loss of forest and the fragmentation impacts the clear cut would have on the even larger surrounding forest.

The clear cut would degrade two Tier 2 streams (the best in Maryland) and would require crossing one of those streams.

The location is upstream from a DNR Centennial Site and is a Targeted Ecological Area.

Georgetown University will get the same amount of sustainable energy, and sustainable energy credit, keeping with the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge (2015), when it chooses a better location for their solar project.




















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mattawomanwatershed@hotmail.com,
Feb 9, 2019, 11:35 PM
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