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Community Meeting to Discuss Current Issues on Animal Cruelty – September 24, 2014

YOU ARE INVITED!!!

SAVE THIS DATE AND TIME!!!
September 24, 2014, 6pm-8pm

Please join The Humane Society of the United States and the Caroline County Humane Society for a FREE community meeting to discuss current issues and learn how you can help animals.

This meeting will focus on animal cruelty and animal fighting and how citizens can help crack down on these illegal activities. We’ll give an overview of existing laws, hear about the work of the Caroline County Humane Society and local animal control officers to combat animal cruelty and fighting in the community. You’ll learn how to recognize dogfighting and animal cruelty and how to help your local law enforcement. If you’re concerned about animal cruelty, animal fighting or just generally creating a more humane community, please attend this free meeting!

RSVP today (tsantelli@humanesociety.org or 240-731-7862) and hope to see you there!

September 24, 2014, 6pm-8pm
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
100 Market Street
Denton, MD 21629

PUBLIC MEETINGS TO REVIEW DRAFT CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT PLAN for Michener Chesapeake Country Byway Extension

July 2011

Public meetings will be held on July 26th, 27th, and August 4th in Denton, Cambridge and Easton, MD, to review the draft corridor management plan for the Michener Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway, an extension of the existing Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway through Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties. The Michener Byway highlights the picturesque waterways, historic waterfront and inland villages, agricultural operations, and natural expanses found along scenic travel routes in Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties.

Please join us at one of three public meetings to discuss the plan. Each meeting will cover the same content and will include:

• Presentation of the draft corridor management plan, followed by an opportunity to ask questions or discuss the plan’s recommendations

• Discussion of the potential for extending the existing Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway designation to Vienna, MD, as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s America’s Byways program, management and funding strategies.

MEETING TIMES AND LOCATIONS:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7 – 9 pm
Talbot Community Center
10028 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4 – 6 pm
Museum of Rural Life, Denton MD
16 North Second Street
Denton, MD 21629

Thursday, August 4, 2011 4 – 6 pm
Dorchester County Public Library
303 Gay St.
Cambridge, MD 21613

The plan, along with other background information on the planning process, can be viewed at the project web site: http://www.lardnerklein.com/mcsb_index.html. A hard copy of the plan can also be found at each of the county tourism offices. Comments and suggestions regarding the plan can also be submitted for an additional 30 days after the public meetings until September 6, 2011.

A byway management plan is required by Federal Highway Administration to apply for designation through the “America’s Byways” program. Public input is an important criterion in determining whether or not the plan accurately reflects the wishes of the communities through which the byway passes.

The Michener Byway’s corridor management plan is prepared with funding from the US Department of Transportation. It is administered by Talbot County’s Office of Tourism and their local government partners in the four counties and their state agency partners.

The purpose of the corridor management plan is to help the four counties and their State agency partners (Maryland Office of Tourism Development, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Department of Planning and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority) protect and promote the natural and cultural resources found along the route and to implement strategies for sustainable tourism development based on that heritage.

The “America’s Byways” designation provides opportunities for heritage-based tourism, including additional funding opportunities for preservation and enhancement projects. Maryland has six national byways under the program, including the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway through Caroline and Dorchester Counties. The plan is being prepared by a team of planning, engineering, landscape architecture and historic preservation experts led by Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects, P.C. of Alexandria, VA.