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Informational Meeting: Conservation Landscaping 


Rescheduled Date:

Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.


Location:  Home of William Princiotta, 9790 Crowell Rd, Deal Island (or 9790 Soundside Rd, Deal Island)


Guest Speaker:

Katelin Frase of Environmental Concern, Inc.

Katelin will be giving a presentation on native plants with a focus on species found adjacent to living shoreline habitats, how to do a property site assessment, and a planting plan activity. Planting plans and species lists will also be available from the Critical Areas Commission.


Shoreline along the Choptank River. Photo Credit: Eric Buehl

Who should attend:

Do you live on or near the water and experience periodic flooding from storms or high tides? If so, this workshop is for you! Participants will learn about plants that are suitable for “wet landscapes,” and how to do an assessment and planting plan for your property. 



Please contact Rhonda Barnhart

Ph: 410.228.8800 


Workshop Overview:

The workshop consisted of discussions about native plants, and in particular which species work best in the coastal landscapes of the Deal Island Peninsula area (e.g., plants that can withstand saltwater intrusion or spray, sandy soils, and effectively absorb excess rainwater). Participants were given the opportunity to map out landscape plans for Bill Princiotta's property using the tools provided by workshop hosts. In addition to discussions about landscaping techiques, Becky Grinath from Worcester County Health Department,  provided information on Maryland Health Connection, a health insurance assistance program available for watermen and small business & agricultural communities throughout the lower Eastern Shore interested in acquiring or renewing health coverage. 


Special thanks to Bill Princiotta for hosting us and to Katelin Frase of Environmental Concern, Inc. for leading the workshop. For more information about the workshop, please contact Jen Dindinger ( For more information about Maryland Health Connection, please contact Becky Grinath (  

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