Westminster, MD, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – The Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) recently updated and released the 2023 edition of the booklet Environmental Stewardship in Carroll County.  Carroll County has been a leader in the state with programs, policies, and regulations that demonstrate the county’s dedication and commitment to environmental stewardship. 

The booklet celebrates Carroll’s many successes in preserving, protecting, and restoring the environment, as well as in raising community awareness and promoting green practices.  Among many other initiatives included, the Agricultural Land Preservation Program has long been recognized for its achievements in preserving farmland, with almost 80,000 acres preserved as of June 30, 2023.  Since 2008, the county also has been actively working on retrofitting existing stormwater management facilities to address federal and state permit requirements, with over 100 percent of the permit-required restoration goal achieved for the prior permitting term.  More information on these and many other programs can be found in the booklet.

The Environmental Stewardship booklet is available to view or download under that title on the EAC webpage or https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/boards-commissions/environmental-advisory-council/environmental-stewardship-in-carroll-county/. For hard copies, please visit the Carroll County Department of Planning & Land Management at 225 North Center Street, Westminster, Maryland.  For more information, please contact Brenda Dinne, EAC Secretary/Staff Liaison, at 410-386-2140 or eac@carrollcountymd.gov.