Changes Needed to the Comprehensive Plan

Calvert County citizens love Calvert County and are interested in seeing it growing sustainably in a way that protects our ecosystem, promotes healthy communities for all residents, and provides suitable jobs for our residents and the creation of a strong economy. There is a great deal that is good in the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan…

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The PAR Fund Program Should be Fully Funded

The Purchase and Retirement Fund is a key component of Calvert County’s overall land preservation and growth control strategy and should be fully funded. It allows prime farm and forestland owners to permanently protect their own lands while protecting Calvert’s rural character. We all win. A farmers’ equity is tied up in the farm, much…

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New Poll Reveals That County Residents Support SCN’s Mission

Smart Growth Maryland commissioned a poll conducted by OpinionWorks, just released today, that confirms all that Sustainable Calvert Network (SCN) has been saying about the desires and concerns of Calvert County residents. According to the poll, 87% of county residents support protecting waterways like the Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent River and local creeks and 79% support…

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Sustainable Calvert Network (SCN) Questionnaire Results

The Sustainable Calvert Network and the Huntingtown Civic Association are  holding a Calvert County Commissioners Candidates Forum from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m on October 15th at the Calvert County Fairgrounds on MD 231. Prior to the Forum, we asked the candidates to answer eight questions, some open ended and others multiple choice. Not everyone…

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Highlights of Board of County Commissioners Candidates Survey

How do candidates feel about important Calvert County land use issues? All Calvert County Commissioner candidates were given three weeks to complete a survey initiated by the Sustainable Calvert Network, the Dunkirk Area Concerned Citizens Association, and the Huntingtown Civic Association. Mike Hart and Kelley McConkey did not respond. Seventeen candidates did: Mark Arness, Matt…

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Large Crowd Welcomes 16 Candidates for County Commissioner

Over 200 citizens crowded into the hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to learn about this year’s prospective County Commissioners. Greg Bowen, Executive Director of the American Chestnut Land Trust, welcomed the candidates noting that citizenship is the cornerstone of a democracy and democracies fail if good people don’t come forward to run for office….

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