MARYLAND GREENWAYS COMMISSION


[photo, Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland] Co-Chair (chosen by Governor): Sarah J. Taylor-Rogers, Ph.D., Secretary of Natural Resources
Co-Chair (chosen by Governor): John D. Porcari, Secretary of Transportation

Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms: Joy A. Bartholomew; Carserlo Doyle; William J. Kelly; Jose A. Reig. Terms expire 1998.

Derrick A. Adams; Lee J. Burstyn, Esq.; K. Mammen Daniel; Joe B. Kelley; Margaret S. Mallino; Gary A. Moll. Terms expire 1999.

William E. Hanna, Jr.; Milton M. Kaufman; Peter A. Shapiro, Ph.D. Terms expire 2000.

Patricia A. Bernstein; Virginia P. Clagett; William M. Eichbaum, Esq.; Kurt Anders Kugelberg; Edward T. McMahon, Esq.; Nathaniel E. Williams. Terms expire 2001.

Ex officio: Sarah J. Taylor-Rogers, Ph.D., Secretary of Natural Resources; Harriet Tregoning, Secretary of Planning; John D. Porcari, Secretary of Transportation; J. Rodney Little, Director, Maryland Historical Trust.

Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, November 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Lisa A. Gutierrez, Executive Director

c/o Chesapeake & Coastal Watershed Service
Dept. of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 260-8780; fax: (410) 260-8779
e-mail: lgutierrez@dnr.state.md.us
web: www.dnr.state.md.us/greenways/commission.html

In March 1990, the Governor created the Maryland Greenways Commission. Its creation was formalized in July 1991 and reformed in 1995 (Executive Order 01.01.1991.24; Executive Order 01.01.1995.27).

The Commission worked with State agencies, local governments, land trusts, and citizens to form a system of interconnecting recreational trails and wildlife corridors that link protective buffers along Maryland's waterways. These greenways - corridors of open space that follow streams, ridgetops, rivers, or other linear features - can be used for recreation and conservation. They may be publicly owned for recreation and parks, or privately owned as wildlife habitat or to enhance water quality.

A network of greenways in both urban and rural areas throughout the State was planned by the Commission. Included were the Chesapeake and Ohio (C & O) Canal, the Appalachian Trail, Patapsco Valley State Park, and the lower Pocomoke River greenways. Trail systems like the Northern Central Railroad Trail and Anne Arundel County's Baltimore and Annapolis (B & A) Trail are recreational greenway connectors. To create interstate greenway connections, the Commission also cooperated with neighboring states. In addition, the Commission became involved with regional greenways, including the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, Patapsco Valley Greenway, and the Potomac River Greenway.

Meeting quarterly, the Commission was aided by a liaison from each county and Baltimore City.

The Commission last met in 2000.

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