Megan L. Reuwer has been named a Maryland Rising Star 2012 by Super Lawyers. She was also a selected as a Maryland Rising Star for 2011.
Only 2.5% of all attorneys practicing in the state of Maryland may be selected as a “Rising Star.” Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area
Leadership Essentials is a six-month leadership development program geared toward the rising stars and future leaders in the community.
Tonight, my efforts to raise money for the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be recognized during a reception at Turf Valley Resort. I’d like to send out a HUGE thanks to EVERYONE who helped me meet my fundraising goal!
To learn more about this event, or to learn how you can help make “CF” stand for “Cure Found,” please visit CFF’s website at http://www.cff.org/Chapters/maryland/index.cfm?ID=16926&blnShowBack=True&idContentType=1363&Event=16926
I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to act as the Project LEED AP for Site Development for Howard County’s first ‘Green Neighborhood” project, a residential subdivision known as “Locust Chapel.” Locust Chapel is located in Ellicott City, Maryland, at the intersection of Ilchester and Beechwood Roads, and the project is being developed by Ellicott City Land Holding, Inc.. This project has been a lot of fun, and will feature some outstanding green amenities. I’m also chronicling the site development work over at http://www.locustchapel.com, and I invite you to take a look if you get a chance.
Howard County’s Green Neighborhood program is an exciting initiative designed to reward builders and developers for designing and building a site to green standards. It is a County- developed certification program that consists of two components – a site development portion, and a homes portion. At this time, the project has attained its initial designation as a Green Neighborhood for Site Development.
In terms of site development, we are implementing some great green technologies, including:
- Site design around the natural grade of the site to reduce the amount of disturbance to natural land areas and grading;
- Infrastructure materials sourced from recycled materials located within 200 miles of site to reduce the amount of transit needed to bring materials to site;
- A construction waste management plan to reduce the amount of trash on-site and recycle materials that can be recycled (including cans and also oil);
- Reusing any trees that need to be cleared as mulch to line a natural surface trail that will link the community. Benches and educational kiosks will be located along the trail system;
- 36 homes will have rain barrels sized to treat a 1 inch rain event. Water collected by the barrels can be re-used for gardens and lawn and will help reduce stormwater runoff from the roof of the residence;
- A community pavilion featuring a green roof and solar panels
This is a just a sampling of the many features of Locust Chapel. Check out http://www.locustchapel.com for more information!
Feel free to contact me with any questions about Howard County’s Green Neighborhood program or about Locust Chapel, specifically. I’m happy to share my experiences with you.