Annapolis Green Progress Report
Tuesday, June 11
The Westin Annapolis Hotel
100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis
2013 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards
Maryland Green Registry
We will join Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert Summers as he presents the 2013 Leadership Awards and announces the total annual environmental results and cost savings as reported by all Maryland Green Registry members.
Thanks these businesses for hosting and sponsoring our May Green Drinks event!
Brian Boru Restaurant & Pub
Theme: Lighting & Energy Efficiency
Support our supporters! Patronize the companies that have hosted Green Drinks and sponsored our email blasts!
A green infrastructure is more important now than ever. Support wind power and Annapolis Green. You have a choice! Select Clean Currents, a power provider that gives back -- as a B-Corp -- for your home and business. It won't cost you any more to be forward-thinking and power yourself with clean energy! Click here.
Thank you, Green Life Chiropractic & Wellness, for naming Annapolis Green a Community Champion!
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Our Green Foodie Challenge:
Green Sails as Green Sells
Local restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, etc.,
tell us how they are Going Green!
We've taken the pledge to Think Outside the Bottle and take back the tap.
We're not going to use bottled water at our events nor at home. Click on the image to learn more. Be sure to watch the video!
Friends of Annapolis Parks
Are you eligible for a Stormwater Management Tax Credit from Anne Arundel County? Read more.
Why It's Important to Shop Local... All Year
Information about the effects of Marcellus Shale fracking on the environment
Exposed Soil = Pollution: A new approach for substantially improving construction site erosion control compliance. Report it!
Welcome to the New Normal
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Anne Arundel changes stormwater fee
By Pamela Wood
The Baltimore Sun
Updated at 9:17 pm
Anne Arundel County's stormwater fee hasn't been collected yet, but the County Council has already changed it.
By a 7-0 vote Monday night, council members agreed to reduce the maximum fee that commercial property owners would pay and to phase in the fee for some property owners.
The changes were made to make the stormwater fee more palatable to County Executive Laura Neuman, who vetoed the stormwater fee that the council passed earlier this spring.
Owners of nonresidential properties still must pay based on the percentage of their lot that's covered by impervious surfaces such as parking lots and rooftops. But they'll be capped at the equivalent of 25 percent of their annual property tax, instead of 35 percent in the original version of the stormwater fee.
And for any fee that is greater than $500 per year, there will be a three-year phase-in period, under the bill passed Monday.
Residential property owners will still pay $34 per year for townhomes, $85 for most single-family homes and $170 for rural homes.
On Thursday morning, the County Council will consider four more bills changing the stormwater fee, all sponsored by Councilman Jamie Benoit, D-Crownsville.
The state's nine largest counties and Baltimore City are required to start collecting a fee July 1 to pay for stormwater pollution control projects under a law passed by the General Assembly in 2012. Stormwater is a key source of nutrient and sediment pollution that harms the Chesapeake Bay.
Reel Water Film Festival
a Chesapeake Greens
Saturday, June 15
1 - 9 p.m.
Bethesda Blues & Jazz
7719 Wisconsin Avenue,
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is seeking volunteers to plant an experimental forest called "BiodiversiTREE." The project site is on Cumberstone Road, about ten minutes from the SERC campus and Reed Center. SERC is in the process of planting 24,000 trees on 31 acres, the first large-scale experimental tree plantation in North America. SERC is measuring the impact of tree species diversity on forest structure, with side experiments measuring water quality, carbon sequestration, soil organisms, effects of herbivory, etc. Contact Whitney Hoot, 410-224-4715 as soon as possible to sign up for this opportunity and contribute to the start of a 100-year experiment at SERC!
The 6th Annual Maryland Day
Grew a Little Greener This Year
Maryland Day is a collaborative event sponsored by Four Rivers Heritage Area including Annapolis, London Town & South County. From historic sites and cultural activities to natural resources and conservation, Maryland Day offers something for every member of the family over this annual weekend celebration of all things "Maryland."
This year, Annapolis Green and our sponsor, Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, took steps to make Maryland Day Grow a Little Greener… by providing our eco-stations for recycling and providing best practices recommendations to all the Maryland Day sites. Read more
See an environmental problem or violation in the City of Annapolis? Here's how to report it.
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Chesapeake Bay Action Plan
"After decades of effort, the voluntary, collaborative approach to restoring the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay— the largest estuary in the United States—has not worked and, in fact, is failing. A diverse group of 57 senior scientists and policymakers have joined forces to save the Bay. This is our plan."