Mattawoman Creek Watershed Management Plan Kick-Off Meeting June 22 - Southern Maryland Headline News

Mattawoman Creek Watershed Management Plan Kick-Off Meeting June 22


LA PLATA, MD - The Mattawoman Creek Watershed encompasses most of Waldorf and Bryans Road. If you live in the Watershed, your daily activities can significantly affect the water quality and aquatic life in the estuary downstream, as well as the vitality and condition of the upland areas of the Watershed.

Mattawoman Creek is one of the most productive fish spawning and nursery areas in the Chesapeake Bay. It provides environmental and economic benefits locally, as well as to the Bay. The Charles County Commissioners partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2000 to determine how to protect this valuable resource. The result of this partnership is a watershed management plan that recommends site planning that uses low impact design techniques to minimize the amount of impervious surfaces and promote stormwater disconnects.

To begin the final step to implementing the recommendations, the Charles County Commissioners and the Charles County Planning Commission will conduct the Mattawoman Creek Watershed Management Plan Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2006, from 7 - 9 p.m. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room, Charles County Government Building, La Plata. At the meeting you will learn the project scope, have the opportunity to provide ideas and expertise regarding low impact design techniques, and volunteer to participate in the planning roundtable to be convened for this project.

For more information on the meeting, please contact Karen Wiggen, Planner, Charles County Planning Division at 301-645-0683 or wiggenk@charlescounty.org. Comments may be sent to Ms. Wiggen at Charles County Planning Division, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, MD 20646. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but are interested in the Mattawoman Creek Watershed, the meeting will be shown on Charles County Government Channel 95 on a later date. Check the Channel 95 broadcast schedule, posted on the County Government web site, http://www.charlescounty.org/, for dates and times.

To view photos and learn about the Mattawoman Creek Watershed and the Management Plan visit:

http://www.charlescounty.org/pgm/planning/plans/environmental/mattawoman/index.htm

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