Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: Potomac Community Center
If schools are closed because of inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.
Speaker: Caroline Taylor – Executive Director of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance (MCA)
Topic: Join us for a screening of the movie - ‘Growing Legacy’ – followed by a discussion with Caroline on the work MCA does to protect Montgomery County’s nationally recognized 93,000 acre Ag Reserve in support of local food production and farmland, as well as open space preservation. Learn how you can support their mission statement:
To promote sound economic, land-use and transportation policies that preserve the natural environment, open spaces and rural lands in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve for the benefit of all Washington Metropolitan area residents.
When farmers bartered for supplies at Perry Store in Offutt’s Crossroad in 1880, Potomac was an agricultural community where transportation relied on the C&O Canal and horse-drawn wagons on dirt roads. Today, we see something far different.
Yet much remains constant. Great Falls, the Potomac River, and the Canal still draw us. Forested stream valleys, rural roads, and Potomac Village still define our community. The look and feel of Potomac today is no accident. Much of what we hold dear is due to the vigilance of volunteers working to preserve what is best here – a community that values our history, the environment, and our role as “Green Wedge” in the overall vision of county planners.
We invite you to become one of the team to insure the continued beauty of this area. If you are interested in preserving the beauty of Potomac, please become a member.