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.

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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

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

6:00 p.m.
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

View Env. Comm'n meeting agendas and minutes.

Location

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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Current Issues

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. 

For more information on radon, check out our Frequently Asked Questions, a factsheet from MDE and Dept. of Health, and a map showing high levels of radon in our state.

Click here to read a presentation on radon provided by the Maryland Department of the Environment.

Meeting and Guest Speaker Schedule

1/31/22 None
2/28/22 None
3/28/22 None
4/25/22 None
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)
11/28/22 ---speaker postponed---
12/12/22 "Calvert County Forestry Programs," Brian Stupak

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
Levin, Jim (Chair)

Bio

1 10/31/2025
Hardy, David 1 9/30/2024
Kerr, Heather Bio 1 9/30/2025
Britt, Kevin Bio 3 5/31/2025
Rogers, Andy Bio 1 1/31/2024
Campbell, Dave (Vice-Chair) Bio 2 10/31/2025
Smith, Neil Bio 2 6/30/2024
Rooney, Michael Bio 1 3/31/2025
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