News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

The Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management will hold a public information meeting on the proposed Nanjemoy Rural Legacy Area on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata).  This meeting will provide an overview for expanding the Rural Legacy Program to include the Nanjemoy area.  Pre-registration is required to attend this meeting.

The Rural Legacy Program aims to protect large, contiguous tracts of land rich in natural and cultural resources through the acquisition of conservation easements. The Program provides farmers and landowners an alternative to developing or subdividing their land while retaining ownership to continue farm and forestry operations.

More information on the proposed Nanjemoy Rural Legacy Area can be found at

Attendees are required to wear face masks/coverings and complete a temperature check when entering the County buildings, and social distancing will be designated in corridors and waiting areas. These protocols are essential to mitigate the impact of coronavirus and protect the public and our employees’ health.

To register to attend or for more information, contact Cathy Thompson at or 301-396-5815. Citizens with special needs, contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.