The Fair Skies Southern Maryland Annual Organizing Meeting

The Southern Maryland Fair Skies Coalition steering committee met this Saturday August 10 at 9:00 am at the Moyaone Community Center. Four action areas were discussed and four working groups were formed. 
The four working groups are: 1. Membership 2. media 3. political outreach 4. Research

The Fair Skies Southern Maryland Annual Organizing Meeting was held on June 29th at 9:00 am at MOYAONE COMMUNITY CENTER. We had a good turnout of many highly motivated people.   

We received commitments from many of the attendants to Join the fight against the loud, low-altitude commercial flights over our homes and communities caused by new traffic patterns to/from Reagan National Airport.  

The goal of the Fair Skies Southern Maryland is to seek equitable solutions to decrease aircraft noise in the regions south of DCA. Fort Washington, Accokeek, Bensville, Indian Head, La Plata and other communities in Southern Maryland.  

The people who attended the meeting were motivated by the premises that Residents of Southern Maryland have been severely impacted by changes to flight paths to/from Reagan National Airport (DCA). Areas that once were peaceful and quiet now have hundreds of noisy flights per day passing overhead.   

Eleven members volunteered to serve on committees.    Our committee members will develop strategies in four major areas:  A strategy document will be circulated to all members for comments.  

membership   

media   

political outreach   

research   

Talk to your neighborhoods and friends about the goals of The Fair Skies Southern Maryland coalition. https://www.somdfairskies.com/ . On our website, click on the Facebook and Twitter link to post on your Facebook or Twitter account information about our organization.  We need to increase the number of people engaged in our fight against excessive aircraft noise!  

The following topics were discussed   

- Information on the FAA Nextgen implementation and other causes of the excessive noise  

- Data on how aircraft noise affects our health and home values  

- Latest update on proposals from the DCA Community Noise Working Group  

- Discussion of our strategy for the next year including goals  

- Discussion of plans for media outreach, social media, political outreach, and research  

- How each of us can help in this effort to regain quiet skies  

- Election of a leadership board and officers  

The Southern Maryland Fair Skies Steering Committee will meet

Saturday, August 10, 2019. Eleven members volunteered to serve on

committees. Our committee members will develop strategies in four

major areas:

1.      membership    

2.      media    

3.      political outreach    

4.      Research    

A strategy document will be circulated to all members for comments.  

The Southern Maryland Fair Skies Coalition steering committee met this Saturday August 10 at 9:00 am at the Moyaone Community Center. Four action areas were discussed and four working groups were formed. 
 The four working groups are:  1. Membership 2. Media 3. Political Outreach 4. Research 

Join the fight against the loud, low-altitude commercial flights over our homes and communities caused by new traffic patterns to/from Reagan National Airport. Attend our annual organizing meeting.

Saturday, June 29th at 9:00am

Moyaone Community Center

2311 Bryan Point Road

Accokeek, MD

Residents of Fort Washington, Accokeek, Bensville, Indian Head, La Plata and other communities in Southern Maryland have been severely impacted by changes to flight paths to/from Reagan National Airport (DCA). Areas that once were peaceful and quiet now have hundreds of noisy flights per day passing overhead. We’re seeking equitable solutions to decrease the aircraft noise in the regions south of DCA.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served while we cover the following:

- Information on the FAA Nextgen implementation and other causes of the excessive noise

- Data on how aircraft noise effects our health and home values

- Latest update on proposals from the DCA Community Noise Working Group

- Discussion of our strategy for the next year including goals

- Discussion of plans for media outreach, social media, political outreach and research

- How each of us can help in this effort to regain quiet skies

- Election of leadership board and officers

Join us in our fight against the excessive aircraft noise!