Released on August 9, 2018 - 3:38pm

Please join Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe in congratulating Council President Mike Leszcz on his election to serve as Chairman of the Patuxent River Commission (PRC).


The PRC is a 34-member, inter-jurisdictional group that was created by legislative action of the General Assembly in 1980 to address Patuxent River watershed issues. The PRC is charged with implementing the Patuxent River Policy Plan; and in 1995, assumed the additional role of the Patuxent River Tributary Team.  The focus of the Patuxent River Policy Plan is to address programmatic and land management issues while the Patuxent Tributary Strategy seeks to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution.

Membership in the PRC represents a cross-section of the watershed’s interest groups and serves as an inter-jurisdictional forum for the protection and restoration of the Patuxent River’s economic, recreational, and environmental resources. Membership includes businesses, developers, state and local governments, federal facilities, and environmental, academic, agricultural, and watermen interests.

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