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After a Dozen Years of Litigation, Miles Point Stays Forever Green by Dick Cooper

end to 12 years of epic legal wrangling when she bought Miles Point Green in early 2011 from developers who had once planned as many as 375 homes on the farmland on the north edge of town. I n D e c e m b e r, G o v. M a r t i n O’Malley, state Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot, sitting as the state Board of Public Works, approved a conservation easement that protects 72 acres of Miles Point from development. Murray donated the easement to the

From the old cement slab bridge over a small tidal stream on the edge of Fogg Cove, Joan Murray sees what she hopes will become a new venue to admire the beauty of the Chesapeake. “I would like to sell this part of the land to the town of St. Michaels or a conservation agency that would preserve the land and make it accessible to the public,” she says. Murray, known to conservationists and many St. Michaels residents as “Saint Joan,” brought an

View from the bridge at the edge of Fogg Cove. 25

February 2012 Tidewater Times  

Tidewater Times February 2012

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