Chestertown Environmental Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:30 PM
Present (online Zoom) : Tim Trumbauer, Jon Hanley, Andy Goddard, Zack Kelleher,
David Sobers, Carl Gallegos, Darran Tilghman
Farmers Market Discussion
CEC should still advocate for fresh food, focus on food security. Committee to discuss issues with Market Manager and Mayor and Town Council.
Discussed various farm vendors and current availability.
Earth Day Update
Earth Day Festival. Postponed. Original date, Saturday April 18, 9am – 1pm
National Earth Day official website are moving forward with April 22, celebrating digitally
Jon/Andy/Darran to coordinate on Op-ed/Letter to Kent News, Pilot, Spy on ways to honor Earth Day & capitalize on unintended consequence of Coronavirus – related business shutdown – less pollution. Coordinate with social media posting & possibly ad in Kent News or Trader.
Working Group reports and discussion
- Water and Habitat:
Continuing with storm water management
- Waste Management:
Received $5k grant from Keep America Beautiful for Paired trash and recycle containers
Adjourned due to 40 minute time limit on Zoom