Carolyn Taylor – Montgomery Countryside Alliance
We heard from Carolyn Taylor, director of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance. She gave an enthusiastic presentation on the 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve in upper Montgomery County. She described the history of the Reserve, beginning in the 1960s as Montgomery County struggled with rapid growth. In recent years, development pressure has continued, with the latest issues revolving around the growth of the Clarksburg area and Ten Mile Creek. The Alliance has a small staff (Carolyn and one assistant) but depends on a variety of volunteers and board. Members to keep the Reserve a special place.