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MSS.033
Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County records


Table of Contents

Summary Information
Scope and Contents note
Administrative Information
Collection Inventory
Correspondence
Parks and Historic Sites
Reports and Reading Materials
Legal
Real Estate
Myrtle Point
PRA General

Summary Information

Repository
St. Mary's College of Maryland Archives
Title
Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County records
ID
MSS.033
Date
1968-1986, bulk 1993-1998
Extent
3.0 Linearfeet 3 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Collection of papers of the Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, a Southern Maryland environmental group dedicated to preserving conserving and protecting the Potomac River, Patuxent River, and Chesapeake Bay.

Preferred Citation note

[item description], MSS 033 Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County records, Box [number] Folder [number], St. Mary's College of Maryland Archives.

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Scope and Contents note

Collection of papers created and collected by the Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, a Southern Maryland environmental group dedicated to preserving conserving and protecting the Potomac River, Patuxent River, and Chesapeake Bay. Includes the correspondence files of president Erik Jansson, as well as reports, legal documents, and newspaper clippings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

St. Mary's College of Maryland Archives 2015

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open without restriction.

Collection Processed by

Lee Anderson, 2015

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Box Folder

From Erik Jansson, President, PRA to the St. Mary's County Commissioners 1994-1998 

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Economics of historic preservation, Myrtle Point property development, job development (lacks report attachment) 2 pages 1994 November 28  

Myrtle Point property, purchase & development, Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), "covered property", property appraisal, building restrictions, Program Open Space, summary of meeting with Michael T. Rose, Company (lacks enclosed Richard Klein letter) 5 pages 1994 December 12  

Myrtle Point property, litter/trash on property, St. Mary's County daily parks; first draft. 2 pages 1994 December 19  

Myrtle Point property, litter/trash on property, St. Mary's County daily parks; establishment of Myrtle Point citizens volunteer group, Economic Development Commission (EDC); second draft of initial 12/19/94 letter 3 pages 1994 December 20  

2 page letter from Jansson regarding St. Mary's County recreational activities & facilities, discusses Josh Hall's article "Recreation Covers Only Bases, Leaves No Laps for Kids"(not attached); 1 page partial undated Washington Post article "Montgomery Faces Shortfall of $80 Million" written by Daniel J. Beyers & Michael Abramowitz; 1 page chart prepared by the U.S. Bureau of the Census titled "Figure 7.1: Participation in 10 Most Popular Sports Activities, by Sex: 1989" 2 folios 1995 January 5  

1 page letter with 2 enclosures: 1 page table "No. 405. Participation in Sports Activities, by Selected Characteristics: 1989" sourced from National Sporting Goods Association, Mt. Prospect, IL, Sports Participation in 1989: Series I. (Copyright.); 1 page table "No. 406. Sporting Goods Sales, by Product Category: 1980 to 1990" sourced from National Sporting Goods Association, Mt. Prospect, IL, The Sporting Goods Market in 1989, and prior issues. (Copyright.) 3 pages 1995 January 12  

Calvert County Open Space Program, purchase of Breezy Point in CC, the forming/establishment of Myrtle Point civic group, St. Mary's Sierra Club (lacks enclosure) 1 page 1995 January 18  

Myrtle Point historical & archaeological significance, historic Harverytown, The Washington Gas Light Company archaeological survey of Myrtle Point (lacks enclosure) 1 page 1995 January 30  

2 page letter regarding Resolution Trust Corporation "bridge financing", purchase of Myrtle Point property, Program Open Space, Senator Bernie Fowler, state funding, historic preservation (lacks enclosure), summary of Myrtle Point Task Force's Shelby Guazzo's research report; 1 page "Chart 1. Parcels in 6th & 8th Districts as Suitable Purchase Sites", 1 page "Chart 2. Examination of Public-Owned (State & County) Water Access Points", 1 page "Chart 3. Calvert County 5 Years Ahead of St. Mary's County in Per Capita Income...(Source: Maryland Statistical Abstract)" 5 pages 1995 February 21  

Letter regarding12/6/94 PRA meeting with Bob Kaufman of Michael T. Rose Company, the development of Myrtle Point property (lacks enclosure & Bernie Fowler, to be at least an enclosure of 4 pages), Myrtle Point zoning, tourism in St. Mary's County, EDC & Loker's opposition to developing Myrtle Point as public park, historical and archaeological significance of Myrtle Point (lack enclosure), development of Solomon's Landing, 3 pages 1995 May 18  

"Re: Expired Zoning at Myrtle Point"; (lacks enclosure), Myrtle Point property, zoning & PDR zoning, public park development, county tax payers 2 pages 1995 June 6  

Letter summarizing 7/25/95 "old fashioned citizens meeting" on Myrtle Point property, support for recreational park and establishment of civic group for park maintenance, funding for purchase of Contrail Farm property, regards Myrtle Point property's zoning laws, 2 folio brochure announcing 8/5/95 auction on Cuckhold Creek property by W.J. Fitzgerald & Co., Inc, Realtors & Auctioneers 3 pages & 2 folios 1995 August 28  

3 page letter "Re: Anne Arundel Development Corporation"; adoption of agricultural land preservation program, (lacks enclosure [re: her interview with M. Lofton, CEO of Anne Arundel Development Corporation), Economic Development Commission; Negative impact of housing development on waterfront property in St. Mary's County, educational development in County, attracting high tech industries to county, maintaining agricultural landscape, Myrtle Point zoning and expiration of zoning & "PUD zoning"; 1 page article from Washington Post 10/18/95 titled "Alternative Energy Firm is Formed" written by Daniel Southerland--> article discusses economic advantages of "going green"; 1 page Washington Post Article page F8 written 10/7/95 titled "Virginia's Heritage has a Key Role," article discusses economic returns of historic preservation in Virginia 5 pages 1995 October 20  

"Re: New Material on the Zoning Status at Myrtle Point"; Myrtle Point expired PDR zoning, Metropolitan Commission's findings on Myrtle Point expired zoning, property costs (lacks enclosures). 3 pages 1995 October 30  

"Re: PRA Receives Grant to Consider Ways to Make this the "First Green County"--Some Money Savings", St. Mary's county population growth & environmental impact, casino gambling & crime rates (lacks enclosure), Route 235 road capacity & potential expansion 2 pages 1996 January 22  

Letter concerning the proposal to privatize the Wicomico golf course, sale of public land and waterfront property, leasing of park property & management to National Park Service & concessionaires, privatization of public land, objection to proposal to create Deep Water Port at Myrtle Point 1 folio 1996 June 15  

"Re: Need to Amend the Proposed Comprehensive Plan to Promote Quality and a Breakthrough in Attitudes" (missing enclosures cited on pages 5 and 8; doe containe attached "order form for Maryland publications" on page 10) 5 folios 1997 January 16  

"Re: Exercise Walking Now America's Most Popular Sport- Moving Ahead of Swimming- St. Mary's Recreation Gaps"; 3 page letter and attached "Recreation Chartbook" containing 6 charts/tables prepared by Erik Jansson 5/5/97, sourced from the U.S. Statistical Abstract, 1991 & 1996. 1.5 folio letter, 3.5 folio enclosure 1997 May 5  

"Re: Myrtle Point & the County's Largest Recreation Gaps"; 1 page chart attached titled "Participation in Sports by Age in the United States in Millions of Persons- 3 Most Popular Sports Compared to Softball & Soccer 4 pages 1997 April 7  

Letter thanking Commissioners for "withdrawing consideration of a marina and "public-private" partnership at Myrtle Point". Letter proposes developmental design criteria for the development of St. Mary's County, town center development 2 pages 1997 April 24  

Letter requesting the assembly of formal/legal documents regarding Myrtle Point, Myrtle Point planning 3 pages 1997 June 1 

"Re: Myrtle Point Zoning Buildout Numbers"; Myrtle Point park planning & development, TDRs Program, zoning, Calvert County & St. Mary's County; 2 attached newspaper articles, Rob Terry's "Comprehensive Plan in Final Stages" published 5/9/97 in The Recorder p. A-1 & A-12, Viki Volk's "Water Supply Deemed Adequate, But on Low Growth Estimate" published 5/28/97 in The Enterprise (no page numbers). 5 pages 1997 June 2  

Letter discusses Commissioner's sample poll on local community's preferences for the development of Myrtle Point, community comments on Commissioners' effect on county's housing market, urban development preferences, roadside litter management, (lacks enlcosed article on "Green Homes" in Fl.) 3 pages 1998 February 25 

From Erik Jansson, President, PRA to Miscellaneous Recipients 

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To: Keith Fairfax, Chairman, St. Mary's County Planning Commission; Commission members; County Commissioners; Dr. Martin Barley. Re: Letter responds to the presentation of the Little Creek Development before the Planning Commission on 1/25/93 & addresses the PRA's concerns on the development proposal. 3 pages. 1993 January 30 

To: Carl M. Loffler, President, St. Mary's County Commissioners. Re: Regards use of Myrtle Point as public land, property taxes, and infrastructural investments; includes one page attachment titled " Executive Summary" from the American Farmland Trust. 3 pages. 1993 August 10 

To: Barbara Thompson, Commissioner, St. Mary's County Commissioners. Re: Regards use of Myrtle Point as public land, property taxes, and infrastructural investments; (lacks enclosure). 2 pages. 1993 August 10 

To: Robert Jarobe, Commissioner. Re: Regards use of Myrtle Point as public land, property taxes, and infrastructural investments; (lacks enclosure). 2 pages. 1993 August 10 

To: Chris Brugman. Re: Asking for support on Myrtle Point park development, mentions sale of property by Resolution Trust Corp., county and state funding opportunities (lacks enclosure). 2 pages. 1994 October 3 

To: Frances Eagan, Eagan, McCallister Assoc.. Re: Asking for support on Myrtle Point park development, mentions sale of property by Resolution Trust Corp., county and state funding opportunities (lacks enclosure). 2 pages. 1994 October 4 

To: Phil Rollins, Director, Department of Parks & Recreation, St. Mary's County. Re: 1 page letter introducing enclosed papers (missing ecnlosures) to recipient. 1 page. 1994 October 4 

To: Larry Jarobe. Re: 1 page letter introducing enclosed papers regarding Myrtle Point(missing enclosures); discussion of Calvert Cliffs State Park and meeting with Barbara Thompson. 1 page. 1994 October 4 

To: John Lancaster, St. Mary's County Commissioners. Re: . 1 page. 1994 October 5 

To: Barbara Thompson. 2 pages. 1994 October 5 

To: Commissioner Robert Jarobe, Hunters Hill Farm. Re: (missing report), regards development of Myrtle Point. 2 pages. 1994 October 5 

To: Commissioner Edward Bailey, c/o/ Bailey Catering. Re: (missing ecnlosure), regarding Myrtle Point, Republican interest in parks, Calvert County parks. 2 pages. 1994 October 5 

To: Paul Chesser. Re: Letter requests that Chesser review economic paper(not specified, and enclosure not attached) on the development of a park at Myrtle Point, and requests response from recipient. 2 pages. 1994 October 5 

To: Sonny Burch, Burch Oil. Re: Letter requests that Burch review economic paper (not specified, and enclosure not attached) on the development of a park at Myrtle Point, and requests response from recipient on said topic. 2 pages. 1994 October 5 

To: Elizabeth (No surname, possibly Reeves). Re: (missing enclosure), letter mentions Calvert County. 1 page 1994 October 5 

To: Carl Loffler, Jr., President, St. Mary's County Commissioners. Re: . 2 pages. 1994 October 5 

To: Edward Lee Rogers, Attorney. Re: 1 page letter introducing enclosures (missing enclosures) regarding letter from Eric Wilcox, Myrtle Point & environmental study.. 1 page. 1994 October 7 

To: S. Robert Kaufman, National Vice President, Michael T. Rose Company. Re: . 1 page. 1994 December 14 

To: Members & Supporters. 4 pages. 1995 January 

To: Joseph Nye. 1 page. 1995 January 18 

To: William Baker, President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Jack Witten. Re: . 1 page. 1995 January 21 

To: Monty Franklin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Operations Division. Re: . 2 pages. 1995 January 23 

To: Monty Franklin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. Re: . 3 pages. 1995 January 26 

To: Senator Roy Dyson. 2 pages. 1995 January 30 

To: Board Members. Re: Letter regards Myrtle Point hike event, upcoming board meeting dates, and Environmental Lobby Day.. 1 page. 1995 February 14 

To: Harold M. Cassell, Hearing Officer, Tidal Wetlands Division. 2 pages. 1995 February 25 

To: "Community Group". Re: "Re: Save Myrtle Point for the Citizens & Community" (missing enclosures). 3 pages. 1995 March 

To: Sailors. Re: Titled, "Save Myrtle Point & Mill Cove" (missing enclosures). 1995 March 

To: Delegate Tony C. O'Donnell, House of Delegates, State of Maryland. 1 page. 1995 March 3 

To: Dave Roberts, County Historical District Commission. 1 page. 1995 March 8 

To: Senator Thomas M. Middleton, Chairman, Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space. 3 pages. 1995 March 10 

To: Mary Hayden, Office of Planning and Zoning. 1 page. 1995 March 20 

To: J.W. Marriott, Chairman & President, Marriott International. 

To: Board Members. Re: Letter regards next scheduled board meetings, Ed Dowgiallo's deep ecology project with Tom Wisner, date of annual meeting, and update on Myrtle Point. Mentions Sustainable Chesapeake as "interesting program". 1 page. 1995 April 12 

To: Friends. Re: 1 page letter from Jansson introducing date for the next "Swim for the Environment across the Potomac" event; includes attached Washington Post article on the event "Crossing the Potomac with Goggles and Guts", Anna Borgman, 6/4/95, p. B1 & B7 (p. B1 printed onto large-size paper, p. B7 is one page letter size, 2 total pages); 1 page informational flyer for Potomac River Swim for the Environment, sent by Joe Stewart. 4 pages. 1995 June 5 

To: Jon Grimm, Department of Planning & Zoning; Edward Lee Rogers, Esquire. Re: "Re: Expired zoning at Myrtle Point"; Letter discusses expired PDR zoning at Myrtle Point property; property is covered by "Critical Area". 1 page. 1995 June 6 

To: Board Members. Re: Page one contains cover letter for enclosed brief on Myrtle Point (missing enclosures), discusses zoning and development of Myrtle Point, Program Open Space, next scheduled board meeting; page two contains map of area surrounding Myrtle Point, map indicates Myrtle Point and Hollywood Elementary School.. 1 folio. 1995 June 12 

To: Grant Dehart, Director, Program Open Space; Jack Witten, Vice President, (PRA?); Oran Wilkerson, Vice President for Community Cooperation;. Re: "Re: Loss of Zoning at Myrtle Point" (missing enclosures). 2 pages. 1995 August 3 

To: Neil Alioto, Vice President, Lundeberg School of Seamanship; County Historic Preservation Commission. Re: . 1 page. 1995 August 30 

To: Friends from the Cuckold Creek Watershed. Re: . 2 pages. 1995 October 16 

To: Hon. Louis Goldstein, Comptroller of the State of Maryland. Re: "Re: Need to Move Purchase of Myrtle Point as Waterside Park" (missing enclosure). 2 pages. 1996 February 3 

To: Governor Parris N. Glendening. Re: Letter thanks Glendening for his support of the Myrtle Point park project; discussed Myrtle Point in regards to the FDIC and the Coastal Barriers Act (missing enclosures). 2 pages. 1996 April 17 

To: Ronald Young, Coordinator, Neighborhood Conservation & Smart Growth, Maryland Office of Planning. Re: Letter responds to recipient's publication "Neighborhood Conservation- Smart Growth". 2 pages. 1996 September 4 

To: Phil Rollins, Director, Department of Parks & Recreation, St. Mary's County; Recreation & Parks Board. 2 pages. 1997 April 24 

To: Hon. Jane Nishida, Maryland Department of the Environment; CC: 5 St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners, MD Senate's Roy Dyson, Jon Grimm County Dept. of Planning & Zoning,MD House of Delegates John F. Slade, St. Mary's Soil Conservation District's Al Stewart, Members of St. Mary's River Restoration Project. 2 pages. 1997 July 27 

To: John F. Taylor, St. Mary's County Planning Commission; Frank Taylor, Chair. Re: Letter regards Maryland's administrative laws, conflict of interests between PRA and SMC Planning Commission over Myrtle Point property. 3 pages. 1998 June 11 

To: Luanne Bailey. Re: Letter sent to ask for assistance in persuading Commissioner's to develop Myrtle Point as park land (Back of page 2 features hand-written notes from Jansson on local parks, museums, and historic sites.) 2 pages. 

To: John Bovenzi, Director, Division of Deposit Assets and Services; Chairman Rickie Helfer. Re: sample letter informing recipient of 1994 letter to Gregory Doward (of the RTC) discussing Myrtle Point property coverage under the Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 (missing letter). 1 page. undated  

To: PRA Members & Friends. Re: Letter/informational flyer inviting community to PRA's annual meeting. 1 half-page folio. before 1995 May 16  

Miscellaneous senders to Miscellaneous Recipients 

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To: Jack Witten, Potomac River Association. From: Phillip Rollins, Director, St. Mary's County Government Department of Recreation and Parks. 1 page cover letter describing attachment; 1 page table of State Program Open Space funding report for FY91-FY95. 2 pages 1994 July 14 

To: Jack Witten, Potomac River Association (CC: Erik Jansson). From: Richard D. Klein, President, Community & Environmental Defense Services. Myrtle Point development research; complete research as outlined in Klein's 6/14/94 letter; regarding Myrtle Point development and project conflicts such as development/site planning, Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas Commission, boat slips on property, roads, marina & shoreline, water quality certification and pollutants. 4 folios (1 folio is actually two separate pages, p. 3 & 4) 1994 August 19 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Joseph M. Gough, Jr., Chairman, St. Mary's Maryland Economic Development Commission. Myrtle Point; development vs. property preservation, , RTC. 1 page 1994 September 7 

To: Gregory P. Doward, Senior Environmentalist Specialist, Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). From: Julia A. King, Ph.D., Regional Archaeologist for Southern Maryland. Myrtle Point; historical & archaeological site significance (2 page letter w/ 1 page attachment "Archaeological Summary of Site Significance"). 3 pages 1994 September 8 

To: District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From: Donald A. Randall, Chairman, Federation of Southern Calvert Communities. 1 page letter from Randall "Re: Application Number CE NABOP RS (Tobin, Paul & Trina) 93-65864-5, 10/24/94"; 1 page attachment of Facts & Questions of the FSCC. 2 pages 1994 November 20 

To: Gregory P. Doward, Senior Environmentalist Specialist, Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). From: C. Bernard Fowler, Chairperson, Patuxent River Commission. Myrtle Point; purchase of property, Resolution Trust Corp; Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990. 1 folio 1994 November 21 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Richard D. Klein, President, Community & Environmental Defense Services. 1 folio letter regarding Project Red Flag, monitoring community's environmental activities; 1 folio consisting of two Project Red Flag tables" Where to Learn of Activities that may Impact a Community of the Environment" and "Accessing Sources of Information on Activities which may Impact a Community or the Environment"; 3 pages Project Red Flag "Sample Activity Notification Letter", 1 page Project Red Flag "Sample Activity Assessment Letter". 4 folios 1994 November 22 

To: Hon. Louis L. Goldstein, Comptroller, State of Maryland. From: Harold M. Cassell, Wetlands Administrator, State of Maryland Board of Public Works, Wetlands Administration. ferry service between Solomons Island and Taylors Island (Ship Point Ferry Landing & Taylors Island Ferry Landing); Taylors Island residents Paul & Trina Tobin (principals); request for information; roads; Mill Creek, Calvert County; Dorchester County; development proposal. 2 pages 1994 December 1 

To: J. Rodney Little, State Historic Preservation Officer, Director of Historical and Cultural Programs, Department of Housing & Community Development. From: Carol D. Shul. 3 page letter regarding Mount Aventine, Charles County, Maryland nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, archaeological & site significance of historic place; 4 folio "Friends of Mount Aventine Newsletter" (12/94) featuring article of Mt. Aventine's nomination to the National Register of Historical Places, author FOMA. 3 pages & 4 folios 1994 December 7 

To: Paul Chesser, Commissioner, St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners (CC: Erik Jansson). From: Orvin L. "Pappy" Wilhite. regards support for the public use and park development of Myrtle Point. 1 page 1994 December 8 

To: Thomas Howard, President of Howard Constuling, Inc. (CC: Erik Jansson). From: S. Robert Kaufman, National Vice President, Michael T. Rose Consulting Co., Inc.(part of Michael T. Rose Family of Companies). Myrtle Point property, paved roads on property, stormwater plan, boat slips, Potomac River Association; 1 page letter from Kaufman asking Howard to review letter attachments; attachments: 1 page letter from Jansson to Kaufman (12/14/94) regarding meeting w/ Kaufman & Elizabeth Reeves and Myrtle Point property zoning & building restrictions; 4 folio letter from Richard D. Klein to Jack Witten (8/19/94) regarding Myrtle Point development and project conflicts such as development/site planning, Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas Commission, boat slips on property, roads, marina & shoreline, water quality certification and pollutants. 2 pages, 4 folios (5 full folios) 1994 December 19 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland (Friends of the Chesapeake's Bob Boxwell, MD Conservation Council's Bonnie Bick, So. MD Audobon Society's Art Krueger & Sierra Club's Frank Fox). From: John Horton. Regards Horton's telephone conversation with Delegate John Slade, III, District 29C asking him to sponsor legislation turning St. Mary's River State Park Site II into part of the Maryland Wildlands Preservation System. 1 folio 1995 January 11 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Board of County Commissioners, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Response to 1/5/95 letter from Jansson regarding information on recreational sports activities, copy of 1/5/95 letter forwarded to Phillip Rollins, Recreation & Parks Director. 1 page 1995 January 17 

To: Paul A. Tobin, Taylors Island resident (CC: Harold M. Cassell, Hearing Officer). From: Frank W. Dawson III, Chief, Tidal Wetlands Division, Board of Public Works. 2 page letter "Re: RAMS Tracking No. 199365864, TW File No. 93-WL-2009, Applicant Reference: Paul A. Tobin"; tidal wetlands development, hearing date for interested parties; proposed ferry service; 2 page "Notice of Hearing" from the Water Resources Administration, Title 9 Wetlands & Riparian rights of the Natural Resources Article, Annotated Code of Maryland (1995 Replacement Volume); 1 page illustration/design of plan view and notes for stormwater management details of ferry service. 5 pages 1995 January 18 

To: Erik Jansson, President, PRA. From: Edward J. Dowgiallo, Jr.. Letter regards drafted letter on rock revetment plans for Herring Creek jetties & discussion with U.S. Corps Engineer Monty Franklin (1/23/95); sand at Piney Point and Tall Timbers, oil odors at Stewart Piney Point pier.. 1 page 1995 January 20 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Richard D. Klein, President, Community & Environmental Defense Services. 2 page letter from Klein to Jansson regarding Cuckold Creek & St. Mary's River community meetings & suggestions for maximizing community meeting turn out; 1 page draft flier for Potomac River Association's Cuckold Creek community meeting (for 2/28/95); 1 page draft of Potomac River Association's letter to Cuckold Creek community (dated 2/18/95) regarding Cuckold Creek community meeting. 4 pages 1995 January 23 

To: Phillip Rollins, Director, St. Mary's County Government Department of Recreation and Parks. From: Mr. & Mrs. M.L. Anderson, St. Mary's County residents. letter from residents regarding the future of Myrtle Point and the Myrtle Point Citizen's Group. 1 page 1995 January 24 

To: Board of County Commissioners, St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Mr. & Mrs. M.L. Anderson, St. Mary's County residents. letter from residents supporting the recreational park development of Myrtle Point. 1 page 1995 January 25 

To: Jack Witten, Potomac River Association; CC: Jon Grimm, Dept. of Planning & Zoning. From: Steven L. King, Assistant Director, St. Mary's Metropolitan Commission. "Re: Patuxent River Farms"; Memorandum from King regarding sewer and water facilities installation on Patuxent River Farms, citing improvements accepted by the Commission; mentions MD Route 235. 1 page 1995 February 2 

To: Harold M. Cassell, Hearing Officer, Tidal Wetlands Division, Maryland Department of Natural Resources. From: Jack C. Leighty, D.V.M., Calvert County resident & member of Southern Maryland Audobon Society & Southern Maryland Group of the Sierra Club. Proposed ferry service between Solomons and Taylors Island; SMAS & SMGSC opposition to proposed ferry service, Calvert County. 2 pages 1995 February 9 

To: Dudley Lindsley, Potomac River Association. From: Joan & Elliot Kocen, Calvert County residents. "Re: Tobin Application for Ferry Service from Taylors Island to Ship Point, Lusby, Md."; notes and results from 2/9/95 Tidal Wetlands Division hearing; Calvert County; Correspondence is missing enclosed documents implied in letter. 1 page 1995 February 11 

To: N. Keith McGuire, Southern Maryland Chapter President, Maryland Saltwater Sportsfishermen's Association (copy of correspondence forwarded to Erik Jansson from McGuire, 2/22/95). From: Board of County Commissioners, St. Mary's County, Maryland. 1 page letter to McGuire responding to his 2/14/95 letter regarding Myrtle Point, discussing creation of Myrtle Point Task Force to research acquisition of park land; 2 page letter to St. Mary's County Commissioners supporting park development on Myrtle Point property, signed by MSSA President, Dale Dirks. 3 pages 1995 February 14 

To: Oran Wilkerson, Potomac River Association. From: Douglas Clark Hollmann, Attorney at Law. "Re: Proposal from St. Mary's County to Search Deeds Filed in 1985" (response to Wilkerson's 2/13/95 letter); subdivision laws, Myrtle Point property. 2 pages 1995 February 24 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Frank L. Fox, Sierra Club Southern Maryland Group. 1 page letter regarding Sierra Club and PRA collaboration to host 3/18/95 spring cleaning event at Myrtle Point and 1 page event flyer for 3/18/95 spring cleaning event at Myrtle Point. 2 pages 1995 February 28 

To: Board of County Commissioners, St. Mary's County, Maryland(CC: Erik Jansson). From: Lottie Hasel, Southern Maryland Chapter President, The Izzak Walton League of America. Chapter endorsement of the Potomac River Association's plans to develop Myrtle Point as a recreational nature park. 1 page 1995 March 2 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Board of County Commissioners, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Response to 5/3/95 letter regarding the economic benefits of Myrtle Point; correspondence shared with Department of Recreation & Parks and the Economic and Community Development Department. 1 page 1995 May 9 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Hon. Senator Roy Dyson, Senator, District 29. 1 page cover letter to Jansson describing attachment; 2 page attachment is 5/5/95 letter to Hon. Senator Roy Dyson from John C. North, II, Chairman, State of Maryland Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission regarding questions concerning Critical Area status of Myrtle Point property and the relation of local underlying zoning to the application of Critical Area regulations; discusses Planned Development Units (PDR), Resource Conservations Areas (RCA). 3 pages 1995 May 11 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Larry Bohlen, Steering Committee Chair, Sustainable Chesapeake. 1 page letter regarding Jansson's new membership, 8-panel informational brochure on Sustainable Chesapeake; 6-panel brochure on The Annapolis Summit III workshop scheduled 6/3/95. 1 page, 8-panel fold-out pamphlet, 6-panel fold-out pamphlet 1995 May 23 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Edward Lee Rogers. Response to Jansson's inquiries regarding the zoning status of Myrtle Point property. PDR zoning ordinances; lacks attached exhibits 4.5 folios 1995 May 25 

To: Board of County Commissioners, St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: St. Mary's County Government, Department of Planning & Zoning, Historic Preservation Commission. Myrtle Point, archaeological & historical significance, presentation by Dr. Julia A. King, preservation, support for historic preservation of Myrtle Point. 1 page 1995 May 25 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Jon R. Grimm, Director, St. Mary's County Government Department of Planning & Zoning (acting on behalf of Lexington Park Planning Task Force). "Re: Lexington Park & Tulagi Place Master Plan"; master development planning for Lexington Park (and redevelopment of Skipjack Hotel at Tulagi Place); 1 page letter-invitation to development workshop on 6/24/95, 1 page workshop agenda, 1 page mission statement of Lexington Park Planning Task Force (7/18/94), 1 page "Master Plan Process" workflow chart. 4 pages 1995 May 30 

To: Maryland 235 Focus Group Members. From: Bob Sanders, Project Manager, Project Planning Division, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration. 4 page letter from Raymond L. Moravec, Project Engineer, "Subject: MD 235 Focus Group Meeting Minutes- June 22, 1995"; traffic signals and road development, St. Mary's County; 1 page Maryland 235 Focus Group Sign-In Sheet (6/22/95); 1 page MD 235 Focus Group Meeting Agenda (6/22/95); 1 page "MD 235- From MD 4 to MD 246, 1994 Existing ADT's" (7/6/95); 1 page "MD 235- From MD 4 to MD 246, 2015 No-Build ADT's" (7/6/95); 1 page "Fall Public Workshop- Workshop Format" (draft 6/22/95); 1 page "Fall Public Workshops- Areas of Focus" (no date). 10 pages 1995 July 5 

To: Hon. Barbara Thompson, President of St. Mary's Board of County Commissioners. From: Joseph F. Tassone, Maryland Office of Planning. Regarding St. Mary's County submission for Certification of St. Mary's County's Agricultural Land Preservation Program, contains Office of Planning's issues with application. 1.5 folios 1995 August 16 

To: Hon. Barbara Thompson, President of St. Mary's Board of County Commossioners. From: David Chase, Executive Director of Preservation Maryland. Myrtle Point; purchase of property. 1 page 1995 September 11 

To: Elizabeth Reeves & Erik Jansson. From: Debi Osborne, Trust for Public Land. "Re: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Contacts"; Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990. 1 page 1996 May 6 

To: Erik Jansson, President of Potomac River Association of St. Mary's County, Maryland. From: Jim Conrad, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust. 1 page letter regarding the creation of a board for the Land Trust; 6 page enclosure of Articles of Incorporation, Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust, Inc. 7 pages 1997 January 19 

To: Jack Witten, Potomac River Association. From: James W. "Chip" Price, Chief of Administration & Communications, Program Open Space, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Program Open Space, county parkland (letter from Price is 1 page, Program Open Space attachment titled, "11,123 Acres of County Parkland and 320 facilities funded in Maryland's Southern Region" [January 1997, MD DNR], is 3.5 folios). 2 pages & 3 folios 1997 May 12 

To: St. Mary's Planning Commission, Office of planning & Zoning. From: Board of County Commissioners, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Myrtle Point, recreational park planning & development, follow-up to 3/11/97 letter. 1 page 1997 May 20 

To: Paul Armstrong, State Highway Administration. From: Richard D. Klein, President, Community & Environmental Defense Services. traffic & roads, St. Mary's County "Medleys Neck area, MD Route 244. 1 page 1998 May 26 

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Parks and Historic Sites 

Box Folder

Southern Maryland Heritage Partnership. Proposed Work Groups & Sample Project Ideas; Memorandum re: National Heritage & Recreation Plan for Southern Maryland Co-Authors, “Re: First Draft Comments, Corrections, Additions” undated 

1 4

“National Heritage and Recreation Plan for Southern Maryland: Prepared by the Natural Heritage and Recreation Working Group of the Southern Maryland Heritage Partnership : First draft.” edited by Edward DeBellevue 1995 August 8 

Scope and Contents note

OCLC: none

1 5

Calvert County reports by Eric Jansson and Elizabeth Reeves: The Artfest 94 at Annmarie Gardens at Solomons in Pictures; Picturing Calvert Cliffs State Park in Calvert County; Picturing Flag Ponds Nature Park in Calvert County 1994 October 7 

1 6

"Greenwell State Park Master Plan", Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Greenwell Foundation, Inc., 38 folios 1994 July 8 

Scope and Contents note

OCLC: 713645038 (one already in Spec Coll)

1 7

St. Mary's County 

1 8

Resurrection Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland: Site of National Significance, Historic Site form 

"State Parks in St. Mary's County Fact Sheet and Map" after 1994 

Charlotte Hall Historic District: National Register of Historic Places, Inventory-Nomination Form, submitted 5/2/1975, J. Richard Rivoire, Maryland Historic Trust, prepared 2/1974. For Ye Coole Springs. 1974-1975 

U-1105 : Black Panther : Historic Shipwreck Preserve : Piney Point, Maryland. Tri-fold. 

Anne Arundel County, Downs Park and Annapolis 

1 9

Master Plan : John H. Downs Memorial Park, presents information on the sites natural features, technical problems considered in site planning, solutions to these problems, and a proposed land use concept. Includes maps, illustrations, charts, etc. 46 pages. before 1979 

Scope and Contents note

OCLC: none

Press release "Downs Park Opens July 1"; created by Anne Arundel County, MD Dept. of Recreation & Parks; park funded with assistance from Program Open Space 

"Concept Plan 'A' for Annapolis Neck Park, Anne Arundel County, MD"; park also known by name Quiet Waters Park; map drafted by landscape architect Gary Butson 1988 January 

Anne Arundel County 

1 10

"Beverly-Triton Beach Park Master Plan Project, Anne Arundel County, Maryland", Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks 

Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks : 1998 Summer Program Guide 

"Neither Parks Nor Farmland Raise Taxes", Erik Jansson, 13 pages; "Parkland Has No Impact on County Taxes and Favorable Impacts on Lonber-Term Sustained Economic Growth," Erik Jansson 1994 October 19; 1994 September 19 

1 11

"The Republican Record on Parks", from These American Lands by Dyan Zaslowsky and the Wilderness Society (Henry Holt, New York, 1986), summarized by Erik Jansson. 3 pages. 1994 September 10 

1 12

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Reports and Reading Materials 

Box Folder

"Chesapeake Bay Study: Summary Report", U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District, 11 folios 1984 September 

Scope and Contents note

OCLC: 11482974

2 1

"Life on the Potomac River", 29 pages, Edwin W. Beitzell 1968 

Scope and Contents note

OCLC: 451357 (library has another copy in the Maryland collection)

2 2

"Low Sediment Design Approaches for the Watershed of Cuckold Creek and Tributaries", 7 folios, Erik Jansson undated 

Scope and Contents note

OCLC: None

2 3

"Effects of Contaminants on Fish and Shellfish" by S. Ian Hartwell and Stephen J. Jordan, Chesapeake Bay Research and Monitoring Division, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, from an unknown volume. Pages 22-1 through 22-7 

Scope and Contents note

OCLC: none

2 4

"Study of Major Policy Alternatives for Clean Water" Submitted to the Environment Protection Agency by Erik Jansson, EnviroControl, Rockville, Maryland. 29 pages. 1974 December 

Scope and Contents note

OCLC: none

2 5

Loose Reports not related to Maryland, excerpts of reports related to Maryland "Externalities from Urban Growth: The Case of Increased Storm Runoff and Flooding", Jerald R. Barnard, 1978 August 

2 6

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Legal 

Box Folder

St. Mary's County Board of Commissioners versus Patuxent River Association, Maryland Court of Special Appeals 1996 September 

2 7

Memorandum of Right of First Refusal Agreement between Irwin Liptz, Trustee (grantee) and Clearbrook Farms, Ltd (grantor) 1986 December 30 

2 8

Route 347 Realty Corporation versus Myrtle Point Limited Partnership 1992-1993 

2 9

Route 347 Realty Corporation versus Clearbrook Farms, Ltd. re: Myrtle Point property 1986 

2 10

Route 347 Realty Corporation and Kingston Creek Development 1986 

2 11

From the law offices of Edward Lee Rogers re: Myrtle Point property 1994 

2 12

From the law offices of Edward Lee Rogers to the Patuxent River Association 1994-1995 

2 13

Contract of Sale between Route 347 Realty Corporation and Kingston Creek Development; Statement of W. Gordon Gemeny to Wetlands Administration of Board of Public Works, Gemeny gives oppositional statement on proposed ferry landings and routes 1989, 1995 

2 14

Congressional Record, Volume 135 No. 47, Washington, D.C., Senate Resolution 109- Recognizing the Patuxent River as a Demonstration Site for National Water Quality Management by Senator Mikulski 1989 April 9 

2 15

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Real Estate 

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Transfer of Development Rights and Purchase of Development Rights, Defined, and Sample TDR Program, American Farmland Trust, Norris Jay Hanks, Licensed Professional Engineer, 7 pages, after 1991 (no date). after 1991 

3 1

Hand-written Notes on Financing the Purchase of Myrtle Point Property", Gary P. Thomason, The Treadstone Group, Inc., Resolution Trust Corporation consultant, 6 pages & business card. 

3 2

"Bridge Financing Provided by the Resolution Trust Corporation", Erik Jansson after 1995 January 9 

3 3

Resolution Trust Corporation documents, reports, and pamphlets. Relates to Myrtle Point property (among others) 1994 

3 4

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Myrtle Point 

Box Folder

Reports 

3 5

"The Economics of a Park at Myrtle Point", Erik Jansson, 26 folios. 1994 September 30 

"The Commissioners Ran as Republicans, but Now they Try to Waste Over $1 Million of our Hard Earned Tax Money…Help us Save Myrtle Point", 2 pages, Erik Jansson after 1995 August 

"Important Sites Inventory: Myrtle Point." 1 page. 1995 June 15 

Planning Commission Minutes in regards to Myrtle Point property. 2 pages. Planning Commission of St. Mary's County, Maryland 1997 April 28 

Notes on the 5/15 Meeting of the Parks and Recreation Board Meeting Regarding Myrtle Point, 4 pages 

"Why St. Mary's County Parks Fail to Serve 75 Percent of Our County Population: The Place of Myrtle Point in the Recreation Market", Erik Jansson, 15 pages. 1997 April 4 

"What Does it Mean Economically for St. Mary's County to Turn Away $2 to $5 Million of State Funding for a Low-Key Park at Myrtle Point in Favor of Just 136 Homes?", Erik Jansson, 7 folios. 1995 January 12 

"Fact Sheet on Why Myrtle Point Should Become a Park", Erik Jansson, 6 pages after 1994 September 

"A Park at Myrtle Point and Neighbors", 2 pages, Erik Jansson. 1994 December 12 

"Myrtle Point: Site Assessment and Evaluation of Biological Resources", Maryland Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space, 8 pages. 1993 October 

"Myrtle Point: Park Development Considerations", 7/1997, by the Community Preservation Coalition of St. Mary's, Inc. 1 cover page and 6 folios. 1997-1998 

"Myrtle Point: Report from Shelby P. Guazzo", who is a member of Myrtle Point Task Force for St. Mary's County Recreation & Parks Board & member of St. Mary's County Planning Commission. 4.5 folios. 1995 February 13 

Reports, St. Mary's County Economic Development Committee 

3 6

"Presentation Outline: Report on Myrtle Point from an Economic Development Perspective", presented by Aleck Loker, Director of St. Mary's County Department of Economic and Community Development, to Board of St. Mary's County Commissioners, 4.5 folios 1995 May 18 

"Myrtle Point: EDC (Economic Development Commission?) Review Chronology" of Responses to Potomac River Association's Proposals for Land Acquisition with Resolution Trust Corporation. 2 folios & 2 pages 1994 

Myrtle Point Park survey 1997 

3 7

Photocopies of Reports [excerpts] 

3 8

News articles 1994-1995 

3 9

Hand-written notes 

3 10

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PRA General 

Box Folder

Meeting Minutes 1995 

3 11

Annual newsletter 1993-1997 

3 12

"PRA's 2020 vision"; 1996-1997 Board of Directors 

3 13

Membership forms 

3 14

Newspaper Articles (Calvert County) 

3 15

"Commissioners Meeting: Board Grants Loan for Farmland Preservation", Craig Gunsauley, 1 legal page (A-2), The Calvert Independent 1994 November 30 

"County Buys Breezy Point Beach, Picnic Area", Craig Gunsauley, Calvert Independent, 1 page 1995 January 25 

"BPW Oks Funding for Calvert Projects", 2 pages (A-2 and A-5), no author, Calvert Independent. 1995 February 15 

"Comprehensive Plan in Final Stages: Public Hearing May 28 to Outline County's 21st Century Vision", Rob Terry, The Recorder, 2 pages 1997 May 9 

Newspaper Articles (the environment) 

3 16

The Enterprise, “Blaming Pressures on Blue Crabs in Chesapeake Entirely on Waterman is Inaccurate”, 1 page after 1995 May 10 

The Washington Post, “Cleansing Patuxent has a Wade to Go”, 1 page 1992 June 16 

The Enterprise, “Steuart Backs Off Plans to Dredge Piney Point Creek”, 2 pages 1993 July 3 

The Washington Post, “Marine Protection Sites Proposed”, 1 page 1995 June 24 

The Enterprise, “Teachers Take to Chesapeake to Learn to Enliven Lessons”, 1 page 1995 July 5 

The Enterprise, "13 to Swim Potomac River", 1 page 1995 May 26 

St. Mary's Today, "Support Grows for Thermol Desorption at Superfund Clean-up Site", 2 folios 1994 December 20 

"Indian Path in Maryland Now U.S. Trail: Park Service Accepts Beach-to-Bay Route", Associated Press, 2 pages 1993 October 16 

Save Myrtle Point flyers and sign-up sheets 

3 17

Cuckold Creek Community Meeting membership list; Maryland Conservation Council Board of Directors notes 

3 18

Pamphlets and Flyers 

3 19

Pamphlet, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, “Public Policy & Information Services” 1996 

“Oyster Recovery Partnership” Informational Pamphlet, 6-paneled folio with 1 loose-leaf folio circa 1993 

"Dramatic Speed Up of Water Flow (Lag Time) in Urbanized Drainage Basin, Compared to Natural Slate (Channelization Makes it Worse)", in Thomas Dunne & Luna B. Leopold, Water in Environmental Planning 1978 

"Effectiveness of Grass and Forest Bufferstrips in Removing Sediment Runoff from Fields", Nutrient Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program, Water Quality Functions of Riparian Forest Buffer Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Environmental Protection Agency, 1 page. 1995 August 

"Expanding Maryland's Greenways," 2 pages, creates map image over one full folio. Map delineating transportation routes for non-motor vehicles and pedestrians, and presenting potential greenway routes to connect existing infrastructure. Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Greenways and Resource Planning Program 

Flyer promoting the Patuxent River Wade-in with Senator Bernie Fowler and the presentation of the first "Bernie Fowler Award for Conservation and Environmental Excellence" (presented by Sierra Club) 1995 June 11 

"Table 1: Open Space Land and Selected Recreation Facilities: 1991" 1 page, letter size. Table (likely compiled by Erik Jansson) used data sourced from the 1991 Maryland Statistical Abstract 1991 

Patuxent Estuary Demonstration Project Summary 

Minutes, Planning Commission Meeting Regarding the Comprehensive Plan, 4 pages 1998 April 23 

"Summary of Interview with Vivian Marsh, Tri-County Council and Notes on Mandatory Clustering in Developments", Erik Jansson, 1 page 1993 May 

"Preserving Quality of Life in the Drayden-Valley Lee Area," 1 page flyer 

"Drayden-Valley Lee Save As Is," 1 page flyer 

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