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4/13/2014 -
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6th Annual Calvert Green Expo & Green Craft Fair

The Calvert County Citizen's Green Team will host the 6th Annual Calvert Green Expo & Green Craft Fair on Saturday, May 3, from 10am to 4pm, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland. Admission is free...

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4/9/2014 -
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Maryland to launch Invasive Catfish Awareness campaign

What: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and partners will launch a new campaign to educate citizens on the problems presented by invasive Blue and Flathead Catfish and how they can help. The event will feature a cooking demonstration...

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4/8/2014 -
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Tons of trash collected in St. Mary's River cleanup

With winter finally behind us, crews took to the St. Mary's River Watershed for the sixth annual spring cleaning. The St. Mary's River Watershed Association hosted two cleanups as part of the 26th Annual Potomac River Cleanup -- one along the banks...

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4/8/2014 -
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Gas plant foes fret over West Coast explosion

An explosion that occurred at liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Washington State has opponents of the proposed expansion of a facility in Calvert County calling for additional safety assessments. The explosion at the facility in Plymouth, WA...

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3/28/2014 -
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Southern Maryland Delegation's wind turbine bill under fire

A bill introduced by the Southern Maryland Delegation in Annapolis to put a moratorium on wind turbines on the Eastern Shore has drawn the ire of a coalition of business and environmental groups. The bill (HB 1168) passed in House of Delegates...

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3/27/2014 -
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Board tells FERC more public meetings are unnecessary

The Calvert County Commissioners have reacted to a request made by Maryland's two U.S. senators for additional public meetings on a proposed expansion of a Lusby gas plant with a missive to a federal agency stating the added sessions are not...

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3/26/2014 -
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2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Begins April 5

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the first household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, April 5. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot...

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3/19/2014 -
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26th annual Potomac River Watershed cleanup set for April 5

Volunteers are needed for this year's Potomac River Watershed Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. - Noon. 2014 Cleanup Sites Include: Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Cobb Island Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Chapel Point State...

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3/18/2014 -
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Gas plant foes send letter to Obama

Opponents of a plan to construct a multi-billion dollar liquefaction facility at a Lusby gas plant, allowing the facility's operators to export natural gas to Asia, are now taking their case to the White House.

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3/12/2014 -
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Maryland senators ask FERC to hold more hearings on plant

Honoring a request submitted by environmentalists, Maryland's two U.S. senators have written to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting the panel conduct five additional meetings on the Dominion Cove Point expansion project in Calvert County...

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3/8/2014 -
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Historic Mechanicsville farm preserved

One of the most prominently located historic farms in St. Mary's County, along Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, has been preserved by Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust. In January, 2014, the Land Trust acquired a perpetual conservation easement...

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3/7/2014 -
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Waldorf Beautification Project spring 2014 kickoff Set for March 29

The Charles County Commissioners invite citizens to attend the Waldorf Beautification Project Spring 2014 Kickoff event on Saturday, March 29, at 1 p.m. at the VanGO Park-and-Ride lot (intersection of U.S. Route 301 Crain Highway and Smallwood Drive West...

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3/4/2014 -
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Board of Public Works approves $356,807 in agricultural cost-share grants

The Board of Public Works last week approved $356,8071 in Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share grants, which help farmers install best management practices that significantly reduce nutrient runoff in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and accelerate Bay...

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3/4/2014 -
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Charles County Environmental Resources Division announces drop-off locations to recycle oyster shells

Charles County Environmental Resources Division and ORP Announce New Public Drop-off Locations to Recycle Used Oyster Shells: Shells will provide homes for new oysters in the Chesapeake Bay The Charles County Commissioners, in partnership...

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3/3/2014 -
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St. Mary's College students take plunge for the environment

St. Mary's College of Maryland students, staff, and faculty took part in the college's annual Polar Bear Plunge on Friday afternoon. With a cheering crowd present, participants charged into the water of the St. Mary's River on a 26-degree day in an effort...

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2/28/2014 -
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Special Appeals Court rules in Dominion's favor

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has upheld a decision rendered last year in Calvert County Circuit Court that stated the Maryland Sierra Club could not stop Dominion Cove Point from establishing an export facility. The court's opinion was issued Friday, Feb. 28.

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2/26/2014 -
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North Beach drainage project includes environmental features

County Stormwater Management Effort to Help Remediate Flooding, Filter Runoff Pollutants: The Calvert County Department of Public Works is undertaking a drainage remediation project in North Beach that promises to alleviate flooding while helping...

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2/25/2014 -
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Dominion rally attendance figures in dispute

Opponents of a plan to construct a multi-billion dollar liquefaction unit at a Lusby gas plant staged a protest in Baltimore late last week. The "Stop Cove Point" rally was held Thursday, Feb. 20 as the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) was conducting...

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2/22/2014 -
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Maryland 2nd in the nation in leed green building activity

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Maryland placed second in its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED. The list highlights the regions around the country leading the movement for sustainable building design, construction...

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2/19/2014 -
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Gas plant project debate intensifies

Federal and state agencies continue to examine the merits of a $3.8 billion proposal to build a liquefaction facility within the confines of a Lusby gas plant. The planned project at Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant, which has been...

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