A weblog dedicated to exploring political, social, and environmental issues in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Leopold Steps in to Save a Resource
Once again, venturing where the previous Administration failed to tread, Executive Leopold has requested that MDE deny a permit to a developer attempting to build in the bog protection area in Pasadena.
Bogs are ice-age relics that are generally nutrient poor environments where organic matter (i.e. peat) accretes, and serves as a high quality water filter. These rare natural resources are also home to some of the State's most endangered and threatened plant species, including several species of carnivorous plants.
Once again, Leopold wins serious kudos for stepping up to protect Anne Arundel County's environmental treasures.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
A Jewel in Edgewater
Friday, May 04, 2007
Target, Wal-Mart Fall by Wayside
Citizen activism has prevailed again in Anne Arundel County, in the short span of a few days, we learn that both the Target planned for Wayson's Corner and the Wal-Mart planned for Crofton have been beaten back. Walt Petrie's oversized plans for Wayson's Corner were turned back by the County Executive's announcement that the County will purchase the 30-acre property with $6.1 million in Program Open Space funds.
William Berkshire's foolish floodplain fill project for Wal-Mart was scrapped based largely on the fact that it had tremendous public opposition and would have been an environmental nightmare.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Water Quality Bad, Air Quality Worse
Executive Posts Proposed Budget
Only a few months into her stint as Director of the Office of Planning and Zoning, Lois Villemaire has decided to retire. This is certainly no time to have someone in the position who isn't fully committed to the massive amount of work that needs to be done.
Her vacancy will be filled by Larry Tom, a former Annapolis community development chief and previous member of the Callahan administration.
Labels: Planning and Zoning