The Conservancy supports policies, programs, and regulations that protect and restore the Corsica, its streams, and surrounding lands, such as planting trees, installing rain gardens, and reducing the trash that flows into our rivers and streams.  We work collaboratively with elected and appointed officials and like-minded businesses and non-profit organizations.  We use our outreach to encourage environmental stewardship.

 

 

 

 

Contact Your Elected Representative

  • Centreville Town Council:  Jim A. Beauchamp; Jeffrey C. Morgan; Timothy E. McCluskey.  410-758-1180.  https://www.townofcentreville.org/government/town-council/
  • Queen Anne’s County Commissioners:  Christopher M. Corchiarino; Phillip  L. Dumenil; James J. Moran; Jack N. Wilson; Jr, Stephen Wilson.  410-758-4098.  https://www.qac.org/617/Board-of-County-Commissioners
  • Maryland State Legislature-District 36:  Representatives Jay Jacobs, Jeff Ghrist; Steve Arentz.  Senator Steve Hershey
  • 1st U.S. Congressional District:  Andy Harris
  • U.S. Senators:  Benjamin Cardin, Chris Van Hollen

Recent Actions

The Conservancy signed on to several environmental initiatives including:

  • ShoreRivers testimony in the 2019-2020 General Assembly in support of the Aquatic Habitat Protection Act (SB629/HB1306) to strengthen submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) zones associated with clam harvesting by requiring annual protection zone updates, buffers, online maps, and an updated study.
  • And testimony in support of Coast Smart development (HB1018), which modified existing requirements to ensure that any development within an area subject to sea level rise or tidal flooding incorporate the Coast Smart siting and design criteria.  With the early dismissal of the General Assembly, these bills did not advance.
  • A letter to the heads of the Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland Department of the Environment from Senator Sarah Elfredth and Delegate Brooke Lierman asking that non-profit groups be allowed to continue water quality monitoring even while government field operations were on hold.

Also of interest may be the following actions:

Maryland’s Attorney General, along with others, has sued EPA over the agency’s policy announcement that it will discontinue some of its enforcement responsibilities.  For more details, see  https://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/press/2020/051320.pdf

The Maryland Attorney General as well as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and others have issued a notice of intent to sue EPA to hold Pennsylvania and New York accountable for their commitment to the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.  For further information, see https://www.cbf.org/news-media/newsroom/2020/all/cbf-issues-notice-of-intent-to-sue-epa.html

ShoreRivers joined with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to issue a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for repealing the Clean Water Rule, which provided robust protections for wetlands and seasonal streams under the Clean Water Act, and replacing it with the dangerously weaker version. For further information, see https://www.shorerivers.org/news/shorerivers-sue-trump