The leading voice for smarter growth since 1994

1000 Friends of Maryland advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns.

 

 

A Vibrant Future for Maryland

1000 Friends has created a ten-step platform for achieving a vibrant future, a future that includes the following:

  • Maryland has vibrant cities and towns that support large and small businesses and are great places to live for people of all ages and incomes.
  • Maryland has a world class transportation system that provides transportation choices for affordable and efficient access to jobs, schools, services, and recreation.
  • Maryland has a healthy environment that results in a bountiful Chesapeake and Coastal Bays, clean rivers and creeks, and clean air.
  • Maryland has a resilient, diverse and sustainable economy that uses tax dollars efficiently and creates conditions that support job growth.
  • Maryland’s rural lands are economically strong and support farms to feed the region, lands for hunting, critical wildlife habitats and recreation.

 Click HERE for the complete vision and our 10 steps to a vibrant future.

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