MISSION: To support and promote
community-based efforts to preserve the cultural, historic,
and natural character of the Dragon Run, while preserving
property rights and the traditional uses within the
Establish a high level of cooperation and communication
between the four counties within the Dragon Run Watershed
to achieve consistency across county boundaries.
Develop a plan to address the inevitable future development
pressure to change the traditional use of land in the
Dragon Run Watershed.
Achieve consistency across county boundaries among land
use plans and regulations in order to maintain farming
and forestry and to preserve natural heritage areas
by protecting plants, animals, natural communities,
and aquatic systems.
Provide ongoing monitoring of existing plans and planning
tools in order to assess traditional land uses and watershed
health and take action necessary to preserve the watershed.
Comprehensively implement Best Management Practices
(BMPs) for water quality, wildlife habitat, and soil
Foster educational partnerships and opportunities to
establish the community's connection to and respect
for the land and water of the Dragon Run.
Encourage experience-based education consistent with
the Stewardship and Community Engagement goals of the
Chesapeake 2000 Agreement.
Promote the community and economic benefits of the Dragon
Run derived from its natural characteristics and traditional
uses such as farming, forestry, hunting and fishing.
GOAL III Promote the concept of landowner
stewardship that has served to preserve the Dragon Run
Watershed as a regional treasure.
Address the potential dilemma of preserving the watershed's
sense of peace and serenity by protecting open space
and reducing fragmentation of farms, forests, and wildlife
habitat versus the landowners rights in determining
or influencing future land use.
Educate landowners about the regional importance of
the Dragon Run.