PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – July 24, 2018 –The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning announces the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold two free flood proofing workshops for citizens, local public officials and public employees. Both workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the College of Southern Maryland located at 115 J.W. Williams Road, Building A, Room 119 in Prince Frederick. The workshop open to local public officials and public employees is from 1-4 p.m.and the workshop open to citizens is from 6:30-8 p.m.

The workshops will include topics such as elevating buildings, wet and dry flood proofing buildings and relocation/acquisition. Federal and state agency representatives will be on hand to discuss grant programs that may be available to property owners to reduce flood risk, as well as other floodplain management topics such as the National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System.

Public officials and employees can register for the workshoponline. Registration is not required for citizens. For more information about the workshops contact Jason Stick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at 410-962-3475 or via email atJason.T.Stick@usace.army.mil.

For additional information, contact the Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning at 410-535-2348 or via email atPZ@calvertcountymd.gov. Like Calvert County Government onFacebook.