The Town of Centreville is commited to providing a safe and sustainable environment and provide information about its activities in this area.
The Corsica River Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS), published by the Town of Centreville in 2004 and supported by wide and active stakeholder interests, sets forth a blueprint for the sustainable environmental health of the Corsica River. The WRAS is based upon a comprehensive and scientific assessment of the Corsica River Watershed. The Corsica has been designated as impaired under Maryland’s Clean Water Action Plan since 1999, and given the highest priority for restoration. The science underlying the WRAS draws upon the historic data contributing to that designation, while updating and expanding that knowledge with a host of new data which describes and documents water quality, shoreline characteristics, the impact of development and farming, and a variety of impairments. These data show that considerable restoration is sorely needed. Moreover, they point to where, what, and how much.
The Corsica River Initiative is nationally recognized for its Watershed Plan and restoration effort that continues to receive attention for its outstanding contributions in research, monitoring, and implementation.
Centreville Dam Removal Project
Site Characterization Report (2012)
2014 Chester River Report Card
Each year, the Chester River Association collects the data from their water quality testing program and prepares a report card to share the current health of our river, creeks, and streams with the Chester River communities. The Corsica River and its watershed are a shining example of successful restoration. Feel free to review the entire report by clicking on the photo to the left.
DNR Backyard Buffers Program
Town of Centreville The MD DNR Forest Service is offering FREE native tree and shrub seedlings to homeowners who have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to their property and are interested in creating a streamside buffer. For further information, click on the link below:
Green Business Certification
If any business is interested in becoming a Green Certified Business, please click on this link to learn more information and submit your request based on Restaurant/Grocer or Retail/Office.
Environmental Advisory Committee/Green Team
The Town has appointed an Environmental Advisory Committee to make recommendations to the Town on its environment. The members are appointed by the Town Manager and include:
- Michael Whitehill, Chair
- John Beskid, Vice Chair
- Bob Elliott
- Laura Sanford
- John Fury, Zoning Administrator/Watershed Coordinator (Ex Officio)
- Carolyn Brinkley, Town Clerk
*Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. at the Centreville Wharf Building, 101 Water Way.
Sustainable Community Plan
In October, 2015, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announced that The Town of Centreville was one of twelve Maryland municipalities that received the prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award and the first municipality in Queen Anne’s County to become certified.
Highlights of Centreville’s accomplishments include:
- Home to 3 Maryland Green Schools: Centreville Middle School, Gunston Day School, and Kennard Elementary School
- Earned the National Wildlife Federation’s “Certified Community Wildlife Habitat” designation
- Created the Centreville Heritage Plan, a framework to promote economic revitalization through heritage tourism, with the goal of transforming the town into a vibrant destination for heritage tourism on the Eastern Shore.
- Hosts a local Farmers Market, which has been a feature of the community since 1794
- Installed 4,172 solar panels that are projected to save the residents of Centreville more than $1 million in electricity costs over the 20 years
- In conjunction with the Shore Power Project, compiled a Municipal Carbon Footprint, an inventory of the town’s energy usage
- Adopted a Green Purchasing Policy for procurement of municipal goods and services
- Created a Green Business Certification program to encourage local business to go green
The Town is proud to present the Green Team Action Plan. The Vision Statement for this plan is: Advise the Town of Centreville to promote the protection, maintenance and enhancement of all aspects of the natural environment in order to protect and improve the quality of life of those who live and work in the Town of Centreville, both now and in the future and recognize the need for Town growth under an approved Comprehensive Plan while continuing to provide for the conservation of habitat and the protection of water quality in the Town.
Other Recycling and Environmental News
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection is done quarterly
- Typical Materials: Fuels, Oil-based Paint products, Lawn & Garden Pesticides, Solvents, Cleaners …
- Mercury Thermometer Collection
- “eCycle” Electronics Recycling event
- Typical Materials: Computers and accessories, TV’s, VCRs.
Please contact 1-800-I-RECYCLE (1-800-473-2925) with recycling questions, concerns, or compliments.