DATE/TIME: April 21, 2022 - 7 pm-8:15 pm
LOCATION: Jefferson-Patterson Park Pavilion - 10515 Mackall Rd, St Leonard, MD
The public is invited to attend this free event, where they will learn about the critical importance of rural lands to Calvert’s economy and quality of life and the steps that need to be taken to protect our farms, forests, fisheries, and unique cultural landscapes. Calvert’s rural lands create jobs, provide food, protect fisheries, and provide recreation (hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching, kayaking, etc.). Together, they generate tens of millions of dollars for the county’s economy.
Likewise, heritage tourism such as museums, cultural events, etc. generates millions in hotel stays, restaurant stops, and shopping. All of these rural economies rely on or benefit from rural landscapes. Come learn about the ways that we are working to save the farms, the forests, the creeks, and the cultural landscapes that so many of us love.
SPEAKERS: Cathy Cosgrove, President, Calvert County Farm Bureau; Joyce Baki, President, Calvert Nature Society; “Chris” Banks, Past President, Calvert County Historical Society; Dr. Scott Knoche, Director of PEARL, Ben Hance, Southern Maryland Sierra Club, and Greg Bowen, Executive Director, American Chestnut Land Trust.
This event is hosted by Sustainable Calvert Network, a coalition of Calvert County organizations with the following mission – To share information and offer support and cooperation among Network members; to achieve a future for Calvert County that fully integrates farming, fishing, natural and cultural resources, along with economic and societal needs.
SCN MEMBERS: American Chestnut Land Trust, Calvert County Farm Bureau, Calvert County Historical Society, Calvert County League of Women Voters, Calvert Eats Local, Calvert Farmland Trust, Calvert Nature Society, Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust, Patuxent Friends, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust, Southern MD Sierra Club, and Southern Calvert Land Trust.
MORE INFORMATION: Contact: Greg Bowen, Executive Director, American Chestnut Land Trust; 410-414-3400; email@example.com
County Commissioner Candidates are encouraged to attend.