Mission Statement: The Accokeek, Mattawoman, Piscataway Creeks Communities Council, Inc. (AMP Creeks) is dedicated to protecting the environment, and ensuring the sustainability of natural resources and the basic human right to clean air and water. Through local, state, and national advocacy our approach is threefold: education, community outreach and collaboration, and legal action. Priority is given to local, root cause initiatives with specific impacts and outcomes that serve as catalysts to maximize other efforts for responsible environmental stewardship.
History: The Accokeek, Mattawoman, Piscataway Creeks Communities Council, Inc. (AMP Creeks) is a small nonprofit organization established in 2007. Focused originally solely on local land use, our original philosophies and goals have evolved.
We remain dedicated to promoting a high quality of life by effecting change through land use and zoning policy work, and direct action, but the size our our “backyard” has expanded considerably. We try to engage a broad spectrum of people, from those who have never been involved in activist or environmental work before, to radicalized folks who have dedicated their lives to it. We especially encourage family involvement.
We were founded with an endowment received by Kelly Canavan when she agreed to settle a lawsuit that she and several other plaintiffs had brought against Prince George’s County. The development she was fighting in that case was never built.
It was to become the first in a long string of lawsuits that Kelly, and later The AMP Creeks Council, brought in an effort to protect natural space and people’s rights, and reign in the corruption that often runs rampant in development projects. We have several ongoing cases.
We often work with other civic and environmental groups such as The Greater Accokeek Civic Association, The Greater Baden Aquasco Civic Association, Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community, and FANG: Fighting Against Natural Gas.
We hope that you will join us. Membership is free, although we are always grateful for any donations.
The AMP Creeks Council board of directors is comprised solely of volunteers. Our only paid staff are our lawyers.