Environmental Commission

Overview

The Environmental Commission was established in 1975 by the Board of County Commissioners to:
  • Promote recycling programs, alternative energy use, and energy conservation 
  • Provide public education through outreach events
  • Support other County environmental organizations 
  • Advise the Board of County Commissioners, the Department of Planning and Zoning, and the Planning Commission on environmental matters

Meetings

6:00 p.m.
Last Monday of each month
(See below for exceptions.)
County Services Plaza
150 Main Street
3rd floor Conference Room
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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The Environmental Commission complies with the Open Meetings Act. Agendas and minutes for our monthly meetings are available on our agendas and minutes page. Our ordinances and bylaws are also available for view.

Guest Speakers 2019

Check out our archived presentations and other documents in the Document Center. Speakers and speech titles will be added as they are confirmed.
  • January 28: "Calvert Marine Museum, Modeling Good Stewardship" (PDF) -- Sherrod Sturrock and Judith Okay, Calvert Marine Museum
  • February 25: "Cliff Erosion and Stability" (PDF) -- Curtis Larsen, USGS Retired
  • March 25: "Transportation Issues in Southern Maryland" (PDF) -- Frank Allen, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust
  • April 29: "Understanding the Evolving World of the Recycling Industry" -- Keith Roumfort, Calvert County Solid Waste Division
  • May 20: "An Introduction to the Department of Communications and Media Relations" -- Linda Vassallo, Director, Calvert County Communications and Media Relations
  • June 24: "Historical Aspects of Shoreline Erosion in Calvert County" -- Bill Clark, District Manager, Calvert County Soil Conservation District
  • July 29: "Maryland Master Naturalists in Calvert County" -- Shelby Cross and Autumn Phillips-Lewis, Master Naturalists
  • August 26: Janna Jackson, Exelon Corporation
  • September 30: "Processes and Issues for Siting Solar Facilities" -- David Tancabel, Director, Power Plant Research Program, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • October 28: "Impact of Deer Populations on the Human and Natural Environments" -- Karyn Molines, Division Chief, Calvert County Department of Natural Resources
  • November 25: "On the Brink: Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species of Calvert" -- Kerry Wixted, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • December 16: Speaker and topic to be determined

Members

Each member of the Environmental Commission is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for a limit of three consecutive three-year terms. If you're interested in becoming a member of the Environmental Commission, please check out our guide "EC Membership" (PDF) and visit our Volunteer Boards and Commissions page.