public participation (n.) – any decision-making process that directly engages the public and gives full consideration to public input. According to EPA’s Public Participation Guide, public participation “consists of a series of activities and actions by a sponsor agency over the full lifespan of a project to both inform the public and obtain input from […]
Guides + Resources
Chesapeake Legal Alliance publishes guides, reports, and other resources to help the public better understand and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its communities.
This report identifies current statutes, regulations, and policies that protect and affect Chesapeake Bay’s submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and that of its tidal tributaries. By understanding what currently exists, readers may draw comparisons and better understand the different laws, regulations, and policies that affect SAV. Click here for the report. Click here for the SAV […]
CLA created a document that provides suggestions for drafting comments on PA’s Draft Phase III WIP. Click here for drafting tips.
CLA and MRC are also hosting a companion training webinar on July 26 at Noon to teach the basic concepts covered in the guide. See the PRESS RELEASE by clicking here. REGISTER TODAY for the webinar here.
JOIN the Chesapeake Legal Alliance, along with the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, in a citizen training webinar on Maryland’s NPDES Permit Process on Wed., July 26 at noon Organizations and citizens wishing to actively contend with water pollution, have a new guide to assist them! JOIN Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA) and Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) for a FREE webinar which will […]
“How Citizen Participation Can Improve Development” Thursday, January 15th 7-9pm Anne Arundel Community College Room 100, Center for Applied Learning and Technology (CALT 100) Sometimes it seems like a new development is proposed every day. Often, these proposals are inconsistent with existing zoning, Small Area Plans and General Development Plans and require variances and special […]