A 1000 Friends of Maryland – A Win for Smart Growth!

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A Win for Smart Growth!

Did you hear the great news out of Charles County last week?

A new zoning district that finally reins in sprawl development around Mattawoman Creek and at the headwaters of the Port Tobacco River passed!

Thanks to Commissioner President Peter Murphy, Commissioner Ken Robinson and Commissioner Amanda Stewart, the protective Watershed Conservation District is now in place.

And not a moment too soon! The land included in the district was targeted for more than 17,000 new housing units — development that would have made school crowding and traffic congestion even worse. And destroyed Mattawoman Creek, an amazing place to fish, paddle, bird watch and more!

1000 Friends of Maryland and our partners in the Smarter Growth Alliance for Charles County have fought for years to protect the county’s rivers and streams, and to curb the loss of rural land to sprawl development.

Adoption of the Watershed Conservation District is a HUGE win for everyone who cares about smart growth and clean water!

Piscataway Paddle

1000 Friends of Maryland is proud to partner with the Potomac Riverkeeper Network, the Piscataway Conoy Tribe, the National Park Service and the Accokeek Foundation on this amazing RiverPalooza outing on June 17.

Leaders of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe will provide interpretation of cultural resources along 3 miles paddled from Farmington Landing to Piscataway Park’s visitor center.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

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