April 26, 2021 / Uncategorized / Keli Kirby

The Green Infrastructure Master Plan Update Is Underway!

The Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning and Department of Recreation and Parks are updating the 2002 Greenways Plan. The revised plan, now known as the Green Infrastructure Master Plan, uses current and more robust data to identify the largest natural areas in the County and connections between them. The County uses the Green Infrastructure Master Plan to prioritize targets for conservation easements and public acquisition.

 

The County’s green infrastructure network provides a number of “ecosystem services,” including the ability of forests, fields, and wetlands to support plants and animals, purify the air, filter water, and capture carbon. Residents experience the advantages of the Green Infrastructure Network through access to outdoor recreation, economic development through tourism to our beautiful lands and shorelines, and fresh foods grown on local farmland, among many other benefits.

 

How Does Green Infrastructure Relate to Agriculture?

The Green Infrastructure Network includes agricultural lands if they include or are adjacent to large natural areas. Being part of the Network does not add any regulations to farm operations. It does support protection of rural lands to support the current and future agricultural economy.

 

How Can I Give Input to the Plan?

Visit the Green Infrastructure website to learn more and view and submit comments on a map of the Green Infrastructure Network.

To see the Green Infrastructure Master Plan Update got to:
green-fact-sheet.pdf (aacounty.org)

To access the Community Survey go to:
2021 Green Infrastructure Master Plan Update Survey (surveymonkey.com)