Dayton Rural Preservation Society

Supporting the preservation of rural farmland in HoCo, Md


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Dramatic Finish for Sykesville composting meeting

Posted by on February 28, 2014 at 7:45 AM Comments comments ()

Buried online and not posted on Baltimore Sun is the following article by the same reporter who gets Pre-Submission Meetings posted in the Baltimore Sun easily.  When a developer loses, however, the article gets buried...


We are glad we were there to report the truth as many local farmers and businesses were told that Orndorff withdrew his offer to buy the Stedding farm due to other reasons.  This is NOT true.  She refused to sell to Orndorff.  It was indeed a glorious moment for one farm saved from INDUSTRY!

Update after Sykesville Community Meeting

Posted by on February 27, 2014 at 10:35 PM Comments comments ()

Some of you may have heard that JBRK, LLC has proposed two locations for his mulch facilities, one in Sykesville and the other here in Dayton.  Sykesville held their community meeting tonight, and the Sykesville farm's owner, Shiree Stedding, announced to a large crowd that she had decided to sell the farm to a true farmer and not JBRK, LLC.!  It was a very dramatic and emotional scene for everyone in attendance.  We expect that the new owner will not allow for industrial uses such as those proposed by JBRK, LLC, but the zoning laws still allow this and the battle is not over for those of us in Howard County.  Sykesville is now supporting our efforts in continuing to oppose large industrial uses of farms in Agricultural Preserve.


Fox Proposes Zoning Revision to Block Composting Plant

Posted by on February 27, 2014 at 6:25 PM Comments comments ()

Howard County Times covered the story: 

"Sang Oh, the attorney representing RLO Contractors, the business behind the composting proposal, said he was surprised by Fox's announcement.  He said he would have to see the proposed ZRA before determining next steps.  Until then, he said, RLO is unlikely to submit any further plans to the county.  'I think the prudent thing to do right now is to wait and see', Oh said."

Get Caught Up!

Posted by on February 21, 2014 at 11:25 PM

DRPS:  Dayton Rural Preservation Society, LLC

Mission:  Working to change zoning laws and preserve the rural nature of Dayton, MD and those farms in agricultural preserve.

Read about the proposed mulching/composting facility that will bring in up to 50 large commercial trucks per day through Green Bridge and Ten Oaks Roads, the mulching smell that will reach miles to homes and school playgrounds, and the environmental and health concerns.

Industrial Composting/Mulch Facility Proposed in Rural Dayton, Maryland:


Second Composting Facility in Dayton, Maryland

Councilman Greg Fox Proposing Amendment:

Fox to Submit Zoning Amendment for Composting in Rural Areas

Despite Councilman's Fox hope to amend the zoning areas that will allow industrial mulching/composting, Dayton residents must rise to oppose any disturbance to agricultural preservation land to keep our area beautiful, mostly to residential traffic, and safe.

Stay in touch by following us on Facebook and Twitter!  Join our Email list!  And please donate any amount to help with the legal fees needed to successfully oppose this proposed industrial facility!


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