The Capital: “The bay is dying a death of a thousand cuts while policy makers fail to act”

By: Gerald Winegrad, Capital Columnist After 36 years, the Bay Program is at its nadir. Impeding recovery is a lack of political will to take the necessary regulatory steps to curb farm and development pollution. The cops on the beat are looking the other way as U.S. EPA not only is failing to enforce pollution read on >

Ensuring No Net Loss of Forest at Crystal Spring

Since the inception of plans for the development of Crystal Spring, the destruction of 30-40 acres of mature, protected forest has been a pivotal issue of concern to residents of the area. National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) filed plans with the City of Annapolis on January 22, 2019 to build 303 senior homes and read on >

Capital Gazette: “The Villages of Providence Point development proposes zero tree replanting. Here’s why.”

By: Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette reporter The Annapolis City Council in November passed a law to protect the city’s trees. For every tree cut own, a tree would have to be replanted. So, it’s come as a shock to some — including the law’s lead sponsor Alderman Rob Savidge — that the first planned development read on >

The Capital: “5 things to know about The Village at Providence Point”

By: Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette reporter National Lutheran Communities and Services submitted its most recent application for a 351-unit retirement community late last month. The project is the descendant of Crystal Springs, a sprawling mixed-use complex that drew fierce opposition from environmentalists and residents living near Forest Drive. The latest iteration is called the Village read on >

ACTION NEEDED: Express Input on Legislative Items Before the City Council

Please help us by sending a note to the Mayor and Council through our website on these two legislative issues: 1. Oppose R-49-18 to Reduce the Fee-in-Lieu of Replanting: This legislation threatens our ability to make sure the Crystal Spring developers are forced to replant trees cleared acre for acre. On November 19, we helped read on >

Please Support O-27-18 No Net Loss of Forest Ordinance!

The City Council is currently considering Ordinance O-27-18, which would establish a true no net loss of forest requirement on developments in the City. It will require developers to replace any forest they remove on an acre-to-acre basis. This is necessary in order for the City to honor the Annapolis Comprehensive Plan, achieve the tree read on >