Drum Point Property Owners' Association
The following link will provide information on an invasive species called the Kudzu Bug.
You may be aware of relatively high levels of arsenic, a naturally occurring element, being reported in some area wells. If you would like to have your well water tested, you can contact
The Calvert County Health Department
Division of Environmental Health at 410-535-3022.
The sampling fee is $90.00, and the analysis fee an additional $15.00. It takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks to receive the results, however, private labs are able to do it quicker and for a slightly reduced amount. Please note, most wells in Drum Point do not access the Aquia Aquifer for water (the aquifer that most often shows elevated levels of arsenic.
For information on what can and cannot be recycled in Calvert County, click on the following link: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=361
Board Member, Curt Larsen, hard at work securing the "bio-logs"
The Board of Directors, in conjunction with the Southern Calvert Land Trust, has helped spearhead the effort to address runoff across Rousby Hall Road into Leason's Cove. This runoff causes silt to collect in the Cove. In order to slow this runoff, "bio-logs" were installed on a vacant lot on the opposite side of Rousby Hall Road. These "bio-logs" gather the soil and debris that would otherwise wash across the road when it rains. This project was done at zero cost to the Community. Board Member, Curt Larsen, hard at work securing the "bio-logs."
Report to the Board of County Commissioners
Rules on Low-Phosphorous Fertilizer
During the 2009 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Chesapeake Bay Phosphorus Reduction Act prohibiting the sale of lawn fertilizer that is not low-phosphorous fertilizer. On or after April 1, 2011, lawn fertilizer sold in Maryland must contain not more than 5 percent of available phosphoric acid. Fertilizers with higher concentrations of phosphorus will be allowed only in special situations and for new lawns and turf. Newly planted areas require more phosphorus to promote root growth, while established plants and turf need very little phosphorus. The legislation helps protect the Chesapeake Bay from high concentrations of phosphorus that can lead to algae blooms and oxygen depletion.
For additional information, click the link and download a fact sheet on lawns and the Chesapeake Bay
from the University of Maryland Extension.