Tier Maps Do Not Preserve Land

Tier maps are mandated by Maryland law to limit the impact of septic systems on the Chesapeake Bay. However, tier maps do not preserve land as was stated at the Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing and implied by Planning Director Mark Willis on July 30th at the County Commissioner’s meeting. Tier maps do not contribute to…

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It is time to start funding the land preservation program

Sustainable Calvert Network is asking the Board of County Commissioners to restore land preservation funding back to at least $2.5 million. According to a recent Preserve Maryland Survey, more than 75% of Calvert County Residents support protecting agricultural lands and waterways. So why would the funds put aside for land preservation be cut by more than 50%? These…

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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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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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Facts about Calvert County

The Calvert County Planning Consultant will be beginning the rewrite of  the Comprehensive Plan and zoning ordinance in 2016 and the Sustainable Calvert Network wants to lend assistance in finding information so that people can take informed positions. County size and population. Calvert is the smallest county in the state, with approximately 140,000 acres including wetlands. The…

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