Georgetown Solar Farm


Georgetown Solar Farm Would Permanently Destroy Homes of Wildlife and Hundreds of Acres of Trees

For Immediate Release – May 9, 2019
For more information, contact Caroline Brewer, or 301-652-9188, ext. 23 or Eliza Cava,, or 301-652-9188, ext. 22

CHEVY CHASE, MD – Georgetown University has signed a contract with Origis Energy to build a solar energy farm on 240 acres of pristine forest habitat, home to several endangered species of birds and aquatic life, that covers part of the ancestral homeland of the Piscataways.

The Audubon Naturalist Society will testify against Georgetown’s plan at the Maryland Department of Environment's Wetlands Permit Public Hearing and in favor of saving this precious natural resource, which helps us fight climate change.

WHEN: Monday, May 13 from 6 pm -10:30 pm

WHERE: Charles County Commissioners Meeting Room, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646

WHY: We don’t have to choose between solar energy and life-harboring and life-saving forests


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