With the campaign season heating up, candidates’ materials are coming to our mailboxes every day. We want to make it clear that the Port Tobacco River Conservancy is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that has not and does not endorse candidates for office. However, PTRC does not hesitate to take positions on issues that affect the health of the Port Tobacco River and its watershed, such as our support for the Watershed Conservation District. The eastern end of the WCD includes 1,160 acres that is within the Port Tobacco Watershed and includes headwater streams that are important to maintaining the health of the river and the plants and animals it supports, as well as protecting the economic and recreational value of the river. We encourage all Charles County voters to become informed about the issues and the candidates for office and to exercise their right to vote.