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  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022

    • Coffee with a Ranger Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details: Come join a ranger at the Cedar Pavilion of Fort Smallwood Park on Wednesday's from 9-10 AM for a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa! Ask questions about the park, local flora and fauna, or simply get to know the rangers a little bit better while you enjoy a warm beverage. This is a FREE program, excluding the $6 park entrance fee. All ages welcome, no registration required.
    • Pollinator Wednesday Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:

      Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve

      Join staff and volunteers on Wednesdays 9 am - 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve to work in our pollinator gardens. To beat the heat we will meet 8-11 am June 21-Sept 15. See Jug Bay’s newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Volunteers will weed, mulch, prune, and plant to revive, maintain, and build pollinator gardens. Meet new friends and enjoy interesting conversations. Bring gardening gloves, your favorite tools, and plenty of drinking water. Current health guidelines will be enforced. Ages: 12 and up, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Walk-ins welcome! Groups of five or more please call Debra at 410-222- 8006 to arrange. Proceed through the driveway gate about 1 mile to the second white house.

    • Planning Advisory Board Meeting Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Locations: Zoom Meeting - see details below Details:

      The Board’s tentative agenda is:

      *Call to Order
      *Approval of Agenda
      *Approval of Minutes (January 12, 2022)

      An Ordinance concerning: Capital Budget and Program – Board of Education Security Related Upgrades & Maintenance Backlog – Funds Transfer

      Presentation from Office of Budget Staff
      *PAB Deliberation and Decision


      Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan

      Analysis of Testimony
      *PAB Deliberation and Recommendation


      Water Sewer Master Plan Amendment: West County Elementary School Site

      Presentation from Long Range Planning Staff

      *PAB Deliberation and Decision

      * Indicates Planning Advisory Board discussion. No public comment will be received during these items.


      How to attend this meeting:

      Please use the link below to register for the webinar. After registering to attend the Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the webinar. If you require assistance registering for the Zoom, call 410-222-7432.

      Zoom Webinar Registration Link:

      LPPRP Written Testimony:

      The Department of Recreation and Parks will accept written testimony on the Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan at [email protected] from December 15, 2021 through February 28, 2022. To provide written testimony for PAB consideration, please submit your comments to [email protected] from January 12 through January 24, 2022.


      For more information, please see the full Planning Advisory Board Meeting Agenda


      Requests for more information and assistance for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request at least one week prior to the meeting. For assistance, please contact Office of Planning and Zoning, at (410) 222-7450, Voice/Maryland Relay 7-1-1.