MARYLAND GREENWAYS COMMISSION

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.

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
e-mail: lgutierrez@dnr.state.md.us
fax: (410) 260-8779
web: www.dnr.state.md.us/greenways/commission.html


Annual Report to Governor due Dec. 1.

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 works 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 has been planned by the Commission. Included are 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 cooperates with neighboring states. In addition, the Commission is involved with regional greenways, including the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, Patapsco Valley Greenway, and the Potomac River Greenway.

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

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