Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WC GIS Lab in Chestertown Spy

The Chestertown Spy recently covered the renewal of a state grant to the WC GIS lab, a part of CES. The grant will be putting $216,000 in state monies to work in a variety of mapping projects for municipal planners and law-enforcement agencies. GIS Program Coordinator Stewart Bruce says the funding comes from the renewal of a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP). Now in its third year, the grant funds the salaries of three summer interns, three student interns for the fall and spring and two full-time staff (Crime Analysts Caryn Thomas and Andrew Wright). It also partially funds the salaries of Bruce and sociology professor Dr. Andrea Lange, who serves as GOCCP Project Director.

Read the full article.

Climate Action Coordinator Briggs Cunningham in Currents Magazine

CES Climate Action Coordinator Briggs Cunningham appeared in the annual journal of the Chester River Association, speaking about the progress on the Chestertown Green initiative. You can find the complete article here (pdf).

You will also find a mention of CES on page 6, "Making a Case for Capt. John Smith." CES Director Dr. John Seidel wrote the feasibility study to connect the Chester River to the national John Smith waterway trail, which leads boaters along the path taken by Capt. John Smith when he first sailed up the Chesapeake. Hopefully, the Chester River will be added as an addition to the trail in the near future.