Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association
CEPA encourages everyone to contact their state and local legislators and let them know how you feel about the environmental issues that are under consideration.
To contact a Maryland State Legislator, go to http://mlis.state.md.us/mgaweb/mail32.aspx, expand the list of legislators, select the one you wish to contact, and an email form will appear.
To contact an Anne Arundel County Council Member, go to http://www.co.anne-arundel.md.us/CountyCouncil/index.cfm, click "Contact" by the Council Member you wish to contact, and an email form will appear.
To contact a Calvert County Commissioner, go to http://www.co.cal.md.us/government/bocc/contact.asp, click on the name of the Commissioner you want to contact, and an email form will appear.
RainScaping Campaign Promotes
Did you know that stormwater runoff is the major cause of water pollution throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed? Working together, over 30 partners (including CEPA) are implementing a RainScaping Campaign to improve the health of Anne Arundel Countys tributaries and the Chesapeake Bay. The campaign will highlight pollutants carried to our waterways in stormwater runoff such as sediment, excess nutrients from overuse of fertilizers, pesticides, oils, metals, and other contaminants. The RainScaping Campaign will promote a comprehensive approach to easy-to-use solutions to clean up our streams, creeks, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. RainScaping techniques such as rain gardens, native tree and shrub planting, rain barrels, and permeable pavers are proven techniques that effectively manage stormwater runoff at the source, while protecting natural resources and providing wildlife habitat. The Campaign Partners will officially launch the RainScaping Campaign in Annapolis on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. For more information, go to www.rainscaping.org.
Updated April 6, 2009
Fisherman casting off the beach at Terrapin Park on Kent Island in the Chesapeake Bay.
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