The Rural Legacy Program bill, as currently written, would use Program Open Space money and $90 million in obligation bonds in selected focus areas for conservation, historical, environmental and agricultural land protection easements and/or fee simple purchases. We agree that this program can have a place in protecting natural resources.
Yet, we also feel that protecting agriculture and open space is a statewide desire, and not just a need in selected focus areas. In fairness to the rest of the state, and committed agricultural producers who have voluntarily preserved their farms in districts for years, we cannot support a new, unproven concept without the inclusion of additional funds for the nationally recognized land preservation program the state already has in place.
C. William Knill
Maryland Farm Bureau
To the complainers: Why not volunteer?
To the editor:
It's time again. Another Little League season is upon us. The boys and girls are outside just trying to have fun. But again, like every year, too many parents are trying to re-live their athletic careers through their children.