• Centreville Town Council Passes Plastic Bag Ban (8/13/2023) - On July 20, the Town Council of Centerville passed a ban on single-use carry-out plastic bags 4-0 with the 5th Member recusing himself. Ordinance 2023-2 calls for a ban on plastic bags and a 10-cent charge for paper bags. Similar … Continued
  • Bay Grasses in the News (7/8/2023) - Bay grasses, known as submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), are making a comeback in the Bay according to recent data from monitoring officials at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and reported in the Bay Journal https://www.bayjournal.com/news/wildlife_habitat/chesapeakes-underwater-grasses-expanded-12-in-2022-but-remain-far-from-goal/article_b50f3bb4-173f-11ee-b9c9-b36c4a257333.html. But eel grass has … Continued
  • Supreme Court Limits Protection for Wetlands (6/15/2023) - On May 25, 2023 the United States Supreme Court released a unanimous decision regarding coverage of the Clean Water Act, reversing a recent decision by lower courts. The opinion limits the Environmental Protection Administration’s ability to regulate wetlands unless they … Continued
  • Look Out for the Pump Out! (5/31/2023) - Calling all boaters. Centreville has moved the marine pump out station to a new home at the transient docking area along the Centreville Wharf Park boardwalk. Whether you have a holding tank, portable, or bucket, the pump out station is … Continued
  • Conservation Buffer Funding Program Begins January 30, 2023 (1/27/2023) - For the 3rd year, Maryland’s Department of Agricultural is offering funds to farmers to plant  streamside buffers. Three types of buffers are eligible for funding and free technical assistance from local soil conservation districts under this program: forest buffers planted … Continued
  • Plastic Packaging in the Chesapeake Watershed (1/19/2023) - A recent report by the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Chesapeake Legal Alliance looked at the problem of plastics in the Bay and the responsibility of plastic packaging producers in decreasing the amount. Holding the producers accountable for its end-of-life … Continued
  • Study Finds Maryland Losing Forests Due to Development (1/10/2023) - The University of Maryland’s Center for Agro-Ecology has recently completed and issued a report on the state of Maryland’s forests and trees. Using high-resolution aerial surveys, the study shows continuing forest loss statewide of roughly 6,000 acres a year from … Continued
  • Centreville’s Long Term Plan Out for Comment (1/7/2023) - Centreville’s long range draft community plan is out for comment. A public hearing is planned for January 18th.The plan lays out the current status in areas that include the natural environment, water resources, land use, transportation, housing, and community facilities. … Continued
  • Tell County Commissioners to Continue Tree Protection (8/18/2022) - County Commissioners will vote on August 23rd on whether to approve an amendment that removes woodlands from protected status under the County’s planning and zoning code. CRC testified before the Commissioners at a public hearing on August 9th and has … Continued
  • CRC Opposes Proposal to Centreville Code (8/5/2022) - The Centreville Town Council considered and rejected by a vote of 4-1, a proposal by a gas station/convenience store to increase the footprint allowed for a new store from 2,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet. CRC argued that the … Continued