• Some Winter Reminders on Salt Use (1/4/2022) - With this week’s winter storm, icy roads and walkways can become a hazard. Salt is often used, and often overused, as a safety measure. One study suggests that 70 percent of salt applied to roads stays with the region’s watershed … Continued
  • Gaps in the Comprehensive Plan Draft (12/3/2021) - The public has been asked to comment on the County’s draft Comprehensive Plan. CRC has been providing comments throughout the process based on the longstanding restoration strategy for the Corsica–what’s best for the river and for the watershed. If you … Continued
  • Act Now to Influence the County’s Comprehensive Plan (11/22/2021) - The Planning Commissioners have released a plan to guide the County’s development for the next 10 years. CRC strongly supports the Plan’s Vision to preserve the County as a quintessential rural community and the guiding principles that emphasize being a … Continued
  • Time to Invest Those Fallen Leaves (11/16/2021) - All of a sudden, it seems, the leaves have fallen. It’s the time of year to take advantage of their benefits. Fallen leaves form a blanket that protects roots and critters from the coming winter. Over time, microorganisms break down … Continued
  • Beautiful But Deadly: Spotted Lanternfly (10/27/2021) - The spotted lanternfly is the latest invasive species to be found in the Mid-Atlantic area. The first 2020 hatch of this dangerous pest was spotted in Cecil County in May. https://news.maryland.gov/mda/press-release/2020/05/21/department-confirms-first-spotted-lanternfly-hatch-of-2020/ The insect can destroy agriculture crops, including corn and … Continued
  • October oyster planting in the Corsica (10/26/2021) - Efforts to restore the historic (Yates) oyster bars in the Corsica continue in October with spat on shell being deposited in the river. Restoring oyster beds was one of the key dozen or so initiatives that were part of Watershed … Continued
  • Success at the Fishing Derby and Corsica River Day (9/29/2021) - It was a busy weekend on the Corsica River. On Friday evening, September 11th, over 50 young fisherman and their families participated in Centreville’s annual Fishing Derby. The photo below shows one successful catch. And then on Sunday, the Conservancy … Continued
  • Mixed Results for Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) (7/30/2021) - Underwater grasses, or SAVs, have been in the news lately as the annual observations of their spread and health has recently been released. The results show the third consecutive year of overall decline. (See https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2021/07/28/lingering-impacts-from-extreme-weather-events-affect-chesapeake-bay-underwater-grasses-in-2020/) However, several areas actually saw an … Continued
  • Letter to Planning Commissioners (6/22/2021) - On June 24th, the Planning Commission will meet to discuss the status of and review draft chapters of Environment and Community Facilities as part of the Comprehensive Plan update. CRC has submitted the following letter to the Commissioners. We encourage … Continued
  • Celebrate Earth Day All Week (4/20/2021) - Join with CRC for a spring clean up this Saturday, April 24th from 10 am until 1 pm.  Supplies will be provided at the Centreville Wharf and at Millstream Park.  Our longer term goal is to minimize the need for … Continued