Environmental Commission (EC)

October 26 Meeting Participation

The October 26, 2020 Environmental Commission meeting will be held via Zoom at 6:00 pm, with the meeting room opening at 5:30. The public is welcome to participate.

To participate by video: Visit Zoom.us and enter meeting ID 847 7825 5618.

To participate by phone: Call 833 548 0282 toll-free and enter meeting ID 847 7825 5618 . If prompted for a password or participant ID, press #.

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.
Typically meetings are held on the last Monday of each month.  

When the last Monday of the month falls on a holiday, the meeting shall be held earlier. See table for more information.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

View EC meeting agendas and minutes.

Location

Planning & Zoning Conference Room
3rd Floor
County Services Building
150 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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What's New

Free radon test kits are available to Maryland residents from the State Departments of Health and the Environment. You can order yours from MDE here. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. Radon gas could be present in your home. Breathing it in over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to your family. An easy to use test kit can tell you if you have a radon problem. If your home hasn't been tested for radon gas in the past 2-3 years, order a test kit now. For more information on radon, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Meeting and Guest Speaker Schedule

1/27/20 No guest speaker scheduled
2/24/20 "Southern Maryland Sierra Club: Goals, Activities, and Opportunities for Collaboration"
Thomas Brewer, Southern Maryland Sierra Club
3/30/20 NO MEETING
4/27/20 NO MEETING
5/18/20 No guest speaker scheduled
6/29/20 "An Integrated Plan Within an Integrated Plan: Exploring the Feasibility of Managed Aquifer Recharge"
Chris Phipps, Director, Anne Arundel Co. Dept. of Public Works
7/27/20 No guest speaker scheduled
8/31/20 "A Conversation with SMECO"
Jeff Shaw, SMECO
9/28/20 "Environmental Law in Mitigation"
Brandon Robers, Environmental Lawyer
10/26/20 "The Maryland Green Registry: The Value and Benefits of Voluntary Environmental Efforts"
Laura Armstrong, Director, Sustainability Program, Maryland Department of the Environment
11/23/20 "Process of Graywater Reuse Regulations in Maryland"
Matt Cumers, Environmental Health Director, Calvert County Health Department
12/14/20 "Climate Planning in Metropolitan Washington"
Maia Davis, Senior Environmental Planner, Metropolitan Council of Governments

Open Meetings Act Statement

The Environmental Commission complies with the Open Meetings Act. 

Presentations

To view presentations from guest speakers to the Environmental Commission, visit our presentations folder.

EC Members

Name Bio District Term Expiration
Dodds, Jane
Bio (PDF)
2 11/20/20
Klauda, Ron (Chair) Bio (PDF) 2 1/21/21
Levin, Jim Bio (PDF) 1 10/31/22
Mitchelmore, Carys (Vice-Chair) Bio (PDF) 1 4/30/22
O'Donnell, Michael Bio (PDF) 2 8/31/22
Phillips-Lewis, Autumn Bio (PDF) 1 4/30/22
Rogers, Andy
 Bio (PDF)
1 1/31/21

Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Environmental Commission, please refer to the Volunteer Boards and Commissions page. You can read more about EC membership in our guide to membership (PDF).