6 PM Hearing: Zekiah Watershed Rural Legacy Area

6 PM Hearing: Zekiah Watershed Rural Legacy Area

Public Hearing Date: 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Type of Notice: 

Public Notice

Date Posted: 

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:27am
Notice is hereby given that the CHARLES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will be considering an expansion of the existing Zekiah Watershed Rural Legacy Area to include the Cobb Neck region of the County.  The existing Rural Legacy Area extends from the Prince George’s County border east of Waldorf to the Dentsville area and encompasses 30,000 acres. It includes an abundance of farms, wetlands, and historic sites as well as the state’s largest natural hardwood swamp forest. The proposed expansion will allow landowners in the Allen’s Fresh and Cobb Neck area to be eligible for Rural Legacy grant funds that can be used to preserve their properties through conservation easements.
The Charles County Commissioners are hereby giving notice that a Public Hearing has been scheduled for September 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, located in the County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, Maryland.
A map of the proposed boundary expansion can be found on the county website at https://www.charlescountymd.gov/sites/default/files/pgm/planning/rural_legacy_ proposed_area.pdf or as a layer on the County GIS Interactive Map. 
For further information, contact Charles Rice with the Department of Planning and Growth Management by email at RiceC@CharlesCountyMD.gov or by phone at (301) 645-0651.
Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq., President
Those citizens with special needs may contact Carol DeSoto at voice phone number (301) 645-0691 or Maryland Relay Service TDD 1-800-735-2258.
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