PTRC has signed on to a letter written by the Smarter Growth Alliance for Charles County (SGACC) to Mr. Steve Ball, Director of the County’s Department of Planning and Growth Management, commenting on a study the County is conducting of the area in the vicinity of the Maryland Airport, a privately-owned, public use airport in western Charles County. The letter recommends conservation of the area due to its ecological sensitivity as well as public safety concerns with residential development in proximity to the airport.
Port Tobacco River Conservancy is teaming up with the Alice Ferguson Foundation for the 27th Annual Potomac River Clean Up on April 11, 2015 . Please come join us to have fun and to help make our river more beautiful.
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Alliance for the Bay is hosting a Family Forest Legacy Planning workshop for Maryland landowners on Saturday, February 7th from 9 am to 12 pm. PTRC will be attending. Come join us!
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The American Physical Society (APS) selected Port Tobacco resident and PTRC President Dr. Jerry W. Forbes for the 2015 George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award. Forbes is Senior Scientist at The Energetics Technology Center, Inc. (ETC) in St. Charles, MD, and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. APS established the George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award in 1987 and grants the award annually to individuals in recognition of their contributions to understanding condensed matter and non-linear physics through shock compression.
The 2015 committee recognized Forbes “for his advances in shock-compression science involving phase-transformations, high explosives and detonation physics; for extensive contributions to the shock physics community through mentorship and teaching; and for service to the Shock Compression Topical Group.” In 2012, Forbes published, “Shock Wave Compression of Condensed Matter: A Primer (Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena),” which introduces the core concepts of the shock wave physics of condensed matter, taking a continuum mechanics approach to examine liquids and isotropic solids.
In addition to serving as President of the Port Tobacco River Conservancy, Jerry sits on the advisory boards of the College of Southern Maryland Nonprofit Institute and the Horticulture Committee of the Stethem Educational Center.
We are very proud of Jerry’s accomplishments.
On Sunday, December 14, we completed our tree planting project at the Hawthorne Road wetland restoration area. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped out.
We expect to be starting new reforestation projects in the spring. Contact us if you would like to volunteer.