Environmental Commission (EC)
The Calvert County Environmental Commission (EC) seeks to reduce its quorum size in order to more easily meet the minimum attendance needed to conduct EC business while preserving the opportunity for diverse countywide representation. The EC bylaws currently define “quorum” as the majority of the 11-seat commission, regardless of how many seats are filled. The EC seeks to amend this definition to simply five members. In effect, the quorum reduces from six to five.
The EC will discuss and vote on the proposed amendments during its regular public meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Working toward a Sustainable Maryland
The Maryland Green Registry is a free, voluntary program offering resources to help businesses and organizations set and meet their own sustainability goals. Find out more at the Maryland Green Registry website.
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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
The Environmental Commission currently has eight members who serve three-year terms. Following the initial three-year term, voting members may be appointed to two additional full terms. Voting members must be residents of Calvert County and have interest in one or many facets of the county’s natural and man-made environments, which include forests, farms, fields and streams. The commission also considers and advises on topics including but not limited to climate change, sea-level rise, aquifers supplying drinking water, traffic congestion, stormwater and wastewater management, sustainable practices, energy and water conservation.
Become a Commissioner
There are current openings on the Environmental Commission! 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).
Members can expect to spend approximately five to eight hours per month on commission-related duties for meetings, events and communications. The Department of Planning & Zoning supports the commission.
Meetings are held the last Monday of each month. Members of the public are permitted to join and speak at EC meetings.
When the last Monday of the month falls on a holiday, the meeting shall be held earlier.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes
All meetings are hybrid.
In-Person: Prince Frederick Library
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Zoom: Call (301)-715-8592; the meeting id is 890 0675 1635 and the passcode is 181 043
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Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. It is present in many homes in Maryland, and breathing it in over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to your family. If your home hasn't been tested for radon gas in the past 2-3 years, order a test kit now! Radon test kits are available to Maryland residents from the State Departments of Health and the Environment.
Click here Version Options Environmental Commission (EC) Headline to read a presentation on radon provided by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
|5/23/22||"NRL-CBD Update," Will Hager|
|6/27/22||"Open Meetings Act," John Norris|
|7/25/22||"Cove Point Heritage Trust environmental activities," Bob Boxwell|
|8/29/22||"Patuxent Env'l & Aquatic Research Lab. (PEARL)'s 2022 activities," Amanda Knobloch|
|9/26/22||"Cove Point LNG environmental activities," Kevin Britt|
|10/24/22||SMECO sustainable energy, Natasha Law (SMECO)|
|12/12/22||"Calvert County Forestry Programs," Brian Stupak|
|Levin, Jim (Chair)||1||10/31/2025|
|Campbell, Dave (Vice-Chair)||Bio||2||10/31/2025|