[photo, Skyline, townhouses, and marinas on Patapsco River (view from Canton), Baltimore, Maryland] In Maryland, environmental protection is the responsibility of the Department of the Environment. Implementation of "smart growth" policies, which affect the environment, is conducted by the Department of Planning. The Office of Smart Growth oversees the coordination and implementation of smart growth policies.

Skyline, townhouses & marinas on Patapsco River (view from Canton), Baltimore, Maryland, May 2002. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Some county and municipal governments also oversee local agencies concerned with the environment. Montgomery County, for example, has a Department of Environmental Protection, while the Land Use and Environment Office in Anne Arundel County also oversees planning functions.

Based in Cambridge, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is affiliated with the Maryland Sea Grant College.

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