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Charles County, Maryland

County Accepting 2018 Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program Applications

For Immediate Release
2018-063
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:20pm

County Accepting 2018 Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program Applications

The Charles County Commissioners wish to announce that applications to participate in Maryland’s Agricultural Land Preservation Program for Charles County landowners are now being accepted. Complete applications must be filed with the Department of Planning and Growth Management by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) was created in 1977 by the Maryland General Assembly as an agency of the Maryland Department of Agriculture and is governed by the Agriculture Article, Sections 2-501 through 2-515 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. MALPF partners with county governments to purchase agricultural land preservation easements that forever restrict development on prime farmland and woodland. The foundation’s statutory mission is to preserve productive farmland and woodland for continued production of food and fiber for the present and future citizens of the state.

For more information on the program, landowners may visit the foundation’s website at www.MDA.Maryland.gov/malpf. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Charles Rice at 301-645-0651 or e-mail RiceC@CharlesCountyMD.gov to obtain an application and to receive assistance in completing the application. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

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About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

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