Prince George's County Planning Department

I. Project Overview

Implementation of the Legislative Recommendations of
Countywide Green Infrastructure Plan

In 2005, the County Council approved the first-ever Countywide Green Infrastructure Plan. This plan’s purpose is to provide:

“A comprehensive vision for conserving significant environmental ecosystems
in Prince George’s County.”

The plan includes recommendations to make the vision a reality and a map showing areas of environmental concern.

The draft environmental legislation package has been the subject of two public information meetings (October 30, 2008 and April 22, 2009). Comments have been provided from a variety of sources such as environmental groups, individual citizens and the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association.

The proposed legislation implements several of the recommendations of the Green Infrastructure Plan, including updating the Woodland Conservation Ordinance and requiring wider minimum stream buffers.