Charles to Receive $25,000 to Fund Preservation Plan Development - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles to Receive $25,000 to Fund Preservation Plan Development

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CALLAWAY, Md. (October 8, 2010)—Charles County will receive $25,000 in state funds to contract professional services to prepare the county’s 2011 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan. The plan will assist short and long term assessment of open space and recreational needs, according to a Maryland Department of Natural Resources press release.

The funds were approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday. The funds are provided under Program Open Space.

“The Land, Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan is a vital tool in Charles County's overall effort to effectively protect natural resources, preserve agricultural land and provide quality recreation for our residents,” said Tom Roland, Chief of Charles County Parks and Recreation in a press release. “It is a necessary process to ensure that the County and State's open space goals are consistent, thereby ensuring a good return on important public investments.”

The three-member Board of Public Works is composed of Governor O’Malley (chair), Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot. The BPW is authorized by the General Assembly to approve major construction and consultant contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement actions.


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