Summer Greetings Everyone!

Thank you for extending your time and support to the University of Maryland Charles County Extension. Our programs and services have returned to full operation and our office has reopened to serve you. We will continue to provide in-person activities, and access to our Bel Alton office per county, state and University guidelines. Please be aware that to access the Extension office, face masks are required at this time.

With the summer in full bloom, we hope you have the opportunity to join us and engage in upcoming events and activities in which we are involved. Our faculty and staff are preparing for the Charles County Fair, September 16-19, 2021, the highlight of summer events in the county. We are planning to have a significant presence through the engagement of our 4-H, Master Gardener, and Agricultural programs. While at the Fair, please take the time to see all that we have to offer and participate in our events, which we share about in this issue. This time of community engagement is what we look forward to every year.

Our 2020 Annual Report has been released. This report has been provided as a short video of last year’s program highlights and information regarding all our programs. We hope you find this new format more engaging and an improved opportunity to learn about who we are. With the increased use of technology and a year of primarily virtual programming, this was a way to extend what we learned and save resources. We look forward to your feedback on this new format!

We continue to be greatly appreciative for all the support we receive from the Charles County Commissioners. Your support of us makes all we do possible. 

As everyone continues to navigate through the remainder of the summer, we hope each of you find the time to take that vacation, spend time with family and friends, or enjoy the natural beauty and resources in the county and remain well. In all, we hope something you have learned in an Extension resource, program or event is being applied to make your life better and our existence has provided much value to your being a resident of Charles County.


Shelley T. King-Curry, MS
University of Maryland Extension
Area Extension Director - Southern Maryland Cluster
Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties 
9501 Crain Highway, Box 1
Bel Alton, MD 20611
301-934-5403, Ext. 300