An Open Space Funding Program for Coastal Preservation

by J. Hugh Nichols,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


The Maryland Program Open Space (POS) Program and funding technique provides a model for the development of a funding program for water quality, tributary, coastal zone, estuarine, and near ocean preservation. The Maryland POS Program was initially created in 1969 and since that time it has provided approximately 359 million for the acquisition and limited development of parklands and recreational open space.

Subject Headings: Financing | Coastal environment | Water conservation | Water-based recreation | Water quality | Hydrologic models | Ocean engineering | Sea water | Maryland | United States

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