On Saturday, May 30, Southern Marylanders, East Coasters impacted by the fracked gas industry and their supporters will walk from Solomons Island to Lusby to draw connections to the path Dominion plans to use to move heavy equipment through our county as it builds its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal near Cove Point.
This family-friendly walk will be preceded by a rally with speakers and music, and followed by a picnic in the park. The intention is to illustrate the vibrancy of our community as we bring attention to the negative impacts Dominion is having on the area — locally and regionally.
If the construction is completed, this LNG export terminal would be the only one in the world placed in such a densely populated area, with 8,045 people living within the 2.2-mile hazard.
What: Walk for Calvert to be Dominion-Free! Rally and walk for local empowerment.
When: The rally with speakers and music will start at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 30. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the picnic will occur around 1 p.m. in Cove Point Park.
Where: Beginning at the intersection of Alexander and Calvert Streets, 200 Alexander St., Solomons Island, MD, and ending at Cove Point Park, 750 Cove Point Rd., ballfield #4, Lusby, MD.
Visuals: Hundreds of community members will hold signs and banners as they walk along Routes 4 and 765 from Solomons to Lusby.
Who: The event is organized by We Are Cove Point, Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community, Beyond Extreme Energy, Sierra Club Southern Maryland Group, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Patuxent Friends Quaker Meeting. The rally will feature grassroots activists from the area who have been active in standing up for the protection of residents in Cove Point, Lusby, Calvert County and the broader region. The walk will be composed of concerned people from all over Southern Maryland and the mid-Atlantic area.