Government Links

Government Agencies
Here is of our local, state, and regional government agencies that may be of assistance.

The Montgomery County Agricultural Services Division
The Agricultural Services Division of the Department of Economic Development works to increase the public’s awareness of the value and economic impact of agriculture. It was created to support and promote the viability of the agricultural industry in Montgomery County.

Maryland Agricultural Web page
This resource was developed for members of the agriculture community and anyone wishing to learn more about Maryland agriculture. The site is maintained by Maryland Cooperative Extension, University of Maryland, and our goal is to increase exposure for agriculture-related businesses and organizations in Maryland.

Maryland Department of Agriculture
The Mayland Department of Agriculture seeks to provide leadership and support to agriculture and the citizens of Maryland by conducting regulatory, service, and educational activities that assure consumer confidence, protect the environment, and promote agriculture.

Montgomery County Planning Board
The five-member Montgomery County Planning Board, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, works to maintain and improve quality of life in our community. Acting upon such issues as growth, transportation, environmental protection, agriculture, historial preservation and forest conservation, the Planning Board affects your everyday life. In fact, the Board is largely responsible for setting land use and protecting parkland resources throughout the 323,000-acre county.

Montgomery Parks
Under the direction of Mary R. Bradford, Director of Parks, the Montgomery County Department of Parks, M-NCPPC, remains dedicated to making sure that residents continue to receive the best park experience possible, whether it’s a picnic at Black Hill Regional Park, an ice-skating lesson at one of our two rinks, or a visit to our Garden of Lights show at Brookside Gardens. We recognize the importance of providing residents with safe and accessible places to gather, enjoy the outdoors, and participate in healthy, recreational activities.

Park and Planning Online Tools:
Tree Canopy Explorer
Deer Hunting Park Closure Schedule
Historic Property Locator Tool
Forest Conservation Easement Tool

Montgomery County Department of Recreation
The mission of the Montgomery County Department of Recreation is to provide high quality, diverse, and accessible programs, services and facilities that enhance the quality of life for all ages, cultures, and abilities.

United States Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

How’s My Watershed
A
site curated by the EPA to show current water quality data about streams in your area.

PlanMaryland
PlanMaryland is the name given to Governor O Malley’s Statewide Growth Plan that will curb sprawl and keep our communities liveable as our region grows. See their sobering maps of sprawl, farmland loss and projected growth here.