COLORA, MARYLAND – On Nov. 7, 2019, West Nottingham Academy hosted a meeting of policy makers, educators, farmers, researchers, government and nonprofit conservation organizations, business people, and West Nottingham students to discuss possibilities for Cecil County schools to divert food waste from the trash to methane digesters. Methane digesters convert food waste to usable compost and energy. Attendees at the meeting included County Executive Dr. Alan McCarthy, Delegate Andrew Cassilly, Councilman Al Miller, representatives from Maryland Department of Agriculture, Maryland Department of Energy, University of Maryland, and more.
Last weekend, a group of people with a common goal came together to celebrate the completion of another successful stream restoration project in Cecil County. The land owners, Cecil Land Trust, Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP), Wetland Studies and Solutions, Cecil County Government, Cecil Soil Conservation District and the Appalachian Stream Restoration team gathered at the property on Montgomery Road in Rising Sun, MD. The afternoon was spent celebrating this great accomplishment and included a tour of the restored stream where details of the project were shared as well as examples of how everyone involved had a hand in bringing this project to fruition.