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State and County Government

County Planning and Zoning Offices

Caroline County Department of
Planning, Codes and Engineering

Health & Public Services Building
403 South 7th Street, Suite 210
Denton, MD 21629-1335
(410) 479-8100

Kent County Department of Planning,
Housing and Zoning

400 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-7475

Queen Anne’s County Land Use, Growth
Management and Environment

160 Coursevall Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
(410) 758-1255

Talbot County Office of Planning and Zoning
28712 Glebe Road, Ste. 2
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 770-8030

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Maryland State Office
John Hanson Business Center, Suite 301
339 Busch’s Frontage Road
Annapolis, MD 21401-5534
(410) 757-0861

Queen Anne’s County NRCS
211 East Water Street
Centreville, MD 21617-1101
(410) 758-1671

Kent County NRCS
122 Speer Road
Chestertown, MD 21620-1037
(410) 778-5353

Talbot County NRCS
28577 Mary’s Court
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-1577

Caroline County NRCS
640 Legion Road
Denton, MD 21629-2040
(410) 479-1202

University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
local offices will help identify pests and diseases, make planting recommendations, soil test referrals

Home and Garden Information Center
12005 Homewood Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(800) 342-2507

Many publications, factsheets, and
diagnostic tools are available.

Caroline County Extension
207 South Third Street
Denton, MD 21629
(410) 479-4030

Kent County Extension
Kent County Public Works Complex
709 Morgnec Road, Suite 202
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-1661

Queen Anne’s County Extension
505 Railroad Avenue, Suite 4
Centreville, MD 21617
(410) 758-0166
Call for a free Bay-Wise site visit from Master Gardeners.

Talbot County Extension
Talbot Agriculture Service Center
28577 Mary’s Court
P.O. Box 519
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-1244
Call for a free Bay-Wise site visit from Master Gardeners.

Maryland Department of Agriculture
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-5871
Maryland Noxious Weed I.D.
Information on invasive plants, pest control in forests, erosion

Maryland Department of Natural
Resources (DNR)

580 Taylor Avenue
Tawes State Office Building
Annapolis, MD 21401
(877) 620-8DNR

Watershed Restoration Action

Maryland’s Coastal Zone Management Program
(410) 260-8732
Funding available for local governments and nonprofits; living shoreline information

Critical Area Commission for the
Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays

1804 West Street, Suite 100
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 260-3460
Bay Smart: A Citizen’s Guide to MD’s Critical
Area Program
Critical Area Buffer management guidance
Overview of 2008 Critical Area Legislation

Forest Service—Caroline and Talbot

Upper Shore Project
Martinak State Park
105 Deep Shore Road
Denton, MD 21629
(410) 479-1623
Riparian forest buffer design and

Forest Service—Kent and Queen Anne’s counties
120 Broadway
Centreville, MD 21617
(410) 778-4439
(410) 819-4120

Wildlife and Heritage Service
(410) 260-8540
Wildlife and Heritage Service—Eastern
Eastern Regional Office
Wye Mills Field Office
P.O. Box 68
Wye Mills, MD 21679
(410) 827-8612
Invasive and exotic species -- rare, threatened and endangered native species

Wild Acres Program
Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service

Attn: Marilyn Mause
Gwynnbrook WMA
3740 Gwynnbrook Ave
Owings Mills MD 21117
How to create backyard wildlife habitat

Maryland Department of the

1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 537-3000 or toll free at
(800) 633-6101

Joint Federal/State Application of
the Alteration of Tidal Wetlands in
(410) 537-3762 or (800) 876-0200

Septic Upgrade Grant Program
(410) 537-4195 or toll free at
(800) 633-6101



Federal Government Agencies

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Baltimore District
P.O. Box 1715
Baltimore, MD 21203-1715
(410) 962-7608 General Information

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Plants database to identify native plants

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Region 3

1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
(215) 814-5000

Chesapeake Bay Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109
Annapolis, MD 21403
(800) YOUR-BAY

Chesapeake Bay Field Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

177 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 573-4500
Partners for Wildlife Program has funding
for private landowners.
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and
Conservation Landscaping
Bayscapes Program and informatio

U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sidney R. Yates Federal Building
201 14th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 205-8528
Caring for your Forest with a Forest
Stewardship Program

Nonprofit Organizations

Adkins Arboretum
12610 Eveland Road
P.O. Box 100
Ridgely, MD 21660
(410) 634-2847
400-acre native garden and preserve; adult and children's programs; native plant sales, gift shop, art exhibits.
First Stop for the Bay information

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
6600 York Road, Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 377-6270
Many guidebooks available.

American Forests
734 15th Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-1944

Center for Watershed Protection, Inc.

8390 Main Street, Second Floor
Ellicott City, MD 21043-4605
(410) 461-8323
Many guidance documents on stormwater

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
P.O. Box 519
600 Discovery Lane
Grasonville, MD 21638
(410) 827-6694

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 268-8816
Many publications available

CBF Eastern Shore Office
212 West Main Street, Suite 204B
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 543-1999

Chesapeake Bay Trust
60 West Street, Suite 405
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 974-2941
Funding for nonprofits and local

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping
Conservation Landscaping Guidelines

Chesapeake Ecology Center
Adams Academy (middle school)
245 Clay Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ecoscaping Back to the Future…Restoring
Chesapeake Landscapes
Rainscaping with Rain Gardens

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Navy Point, P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-2916

Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
P.O Box 1745
46 Pennsylvania Avenue
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-5100
Assists private and public landowners in design, building and management of wildlife habitat projects

Ducks Unlimited
Mid-Atlantic Field Office
34 Defense Street, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
Queenstown Central Office
P.O. Box 169
Queenstown, MD 21658
410.827.5765 (fax)

ESLC Northern Office
100 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 339
Galena, MD 21635
410.648.5841 (fax)

ESLC Southern Office
601 Locust Street, Suite 302
Cambridge, MD 21613
410.901.9986 (fax)
Conservation easements

Environmental Concern, Inc.
P.O. Box P
210 Boundary Lane
St.Michaels, MD 21663

Living shoreline design and installation, wholesale nursery catalog, native wetland plants

Maryland Nursery and Landscape

P.O. Box 726
Brooklandville, MD 21022
(410) 823-8684

Maryland Oyster Recovery Partnership
P.O. Box 6775
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 990-4970

Maryland Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 4877
Silver Spring, MD 20914
Maryland’s Native Plants: A Master Checklist
Control of Invasive Nonnative Plants
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and
Conservation Landscaping

Maryland Eastern Shore Resource
Conservation and Development Council, Inc.

28577 Mary’s Court, Suite 6
Easton, MD 21601-7131
(410) 822-9300
Shore Erosion Control—The Natural Approach

National Wildlife Federation
Chesapeake Bay Mid-Atlantic Regional

11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Certify your Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Pickering Creek Audubon Center
11450 Audubon Lane
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-4903

Wilmer Park
Chestertown, MD 21620



Watershed Associations

Chester River Association
100 North Cross Street, Suite 1
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 810-7556

Choptank River Eastern Bay Conservancy (CREB)
P.O. Box 1276
St. Michaels, MD 21663
(410) 745-8341

Corsica River Conservancy
P.O. Box 235
Centreville, MD 21617
Funding for rain gardens in the watershed

Sassafras River Association
P.O. Box 333
Georgetown, MD 21930
(410) 275-1400

Talbot River Protection Association
P.O. Box 2234
Easton, MD 21601


"FIRST STOP FOR THE BAY" is sponsored by the Shore Land Stewardship Council, an initiative of Adkins Arboretum,
providing professionals and private property owners accurate and consistent information, technical support, and proper referrals
on best landscaping management practices in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area,
with a special focus on the middle Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, P.O. Box 100, Ridgely, MD 21660
Phone: 410-634-2847, Fax: 410-634-2878, E-mail: