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DNR Seeks Citizen Input On Use Of Public Lands For Wind Energy Generation
Wind Energy Public Meetings Rescheduled to Allow Greater Participation
ANNAPOLIS, MD ó The public comment meetings previously scheduled on January 23 and 24 to discuss the use of public lands to host wind power turbines and related infrastructure have been rescheduled. Based upon recommendations received by local citizens, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rescheduled and relocated the public meetings to avoid conflicting with other events and to allow greater participation.
In January, DNR will hold two public meetings, one in Western Maryland and one in Annapolis, to provide general information on wind energy and to obtain opinions and suggestions regarding the use of Marylandís public lands. Comments will also be accepted online at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/sustainability/wpm/.
Public meeting dates and locations are rescheduled to:
Wednesday, January 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Garrett College Auditorium
687 Mosser Road in McHenry (Garrett County)
Thursday, January 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Arundel Center Room 161
44 Calvert Street in Annapolis (Anne Arundel County)
January 7, 2008
Contact: Olivia Campbell
410-260-8016 office I 410-507-7525 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov