Co-Chair (chosen by Governor): John R. Griffin, Secretary of Natural Resources
Co-Chair (chosen by Governor): David L. Winstead, Secretary of Transportation
Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms:
Nathaniel E. Williams. Term expires 1997.
Joy A. Bartholomew; Carserlo Doyle; William J. Kelly; Jose A. Reig. Terms expire 1998.
Derrick A. Adams; Lee J. Burstyn, Esq.; Corinne S. Les Callette; K. Mammen Daniel; Joe B. Kelley; Margaret S. Mallino; Gary A. Moll. Terms expire 1999.
Mary H. Godfrey; William E. Hanna, Jr.; Milton M. Kaufman; Peter A. Shapiro, Ph.D. Terms expire 2000.
Patricia A. Bernstein; Virginia P. Clagett; William M. Eichbaum, Esq.; Kurt Anders Kugelberg; Edward T. McMahon, Esq.; Michael T. Rose. Terms expire 2001.
Ex officio: John R. Griffin, Secretary of Natural Resources; David L. Winstead, Secretary of Transportation; J. Rodney Little, Director, Maryland Historical Trust; Ronald M. Kreitner, Director of Planning.
Teresa A. Moore, Executive Director
c/o Chesapeake & Coastal Watershed Service
Dept. of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401
fax: (410) 260-8779
World Wide Web: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/greenways/commission.html
In March 1990, the Governor created the Maryland Greenways Commission. Its creation was formalized in July 1991 and reformed in 1995 (Executive Order 01.01.1991.24; Executive Order 01.01.1995.27).
The Commission works with State agencies, local governments, land trusts, and citizens to form a system of interconnecting recreational trails and wildlife corridors that link protective buffers along Maryland's waterways. These greenways - corridors of open space that follow streams, ridgetops, rivers, or other linear features - can be used for recreation and conservation. They may be publicly owned for recreation and parks or privately owned as wildlife habitat or to enhance water quality.
The Commission has planned a network of greenways in both urban and rural areas throughout the State. Included are the Chesapeake and Ohio (C & O) Canal, the Appalachian Trail, Patapsco Valley State Park, and the lower Pocomoke River greenways. Trail systems like the Northern Central Railroad Trail and Anne Arundel County's Baltimore and Annapolis (B & A) Trail are recreational greenway connectors. To create interstate greenway connections, the Commission also cooperates with neighboring states. In addition, the Commission is involved with regional greenways, including the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, Patapsco Valley Greenway, and the Potomac River Greenway.
The Governor may appoint up to thirty Commission members who serve four-year terms. Four members serve ex officio. The Commission is aided by a liaison from each county and Baltimore City.
July 10, 1998
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