Kent Conservation and Preservation Alliance(KCPA) sent representatives to Maryland Association of Counties(MACo) this past week. The information that was presented outlined the adverse effects associated with Mills Branch Solar in the Chesterville/Morgnec District of the Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area and the Priority Preservation Area for land preservation in Kent Count. The discussion included the violation of zoning as well as the intrusion of this industrial project into the cultural and historic landscape of the district. Standard Solar was the corporate sponsor of KCPA. Chestertown resident Rob Busler is their representative. Utility scale solar not only has adverse impacts on agriculture and historic and cultural resources important to tourism, but also has a detrimental effect on community solar projects.. Community solar is based locally with beneficial impacts on the local economy . Governor Hogan stopped by to get information about the contested Mills Branch Solar installation in Kent County. Pat Langenfelder, Vice -Chair of Kent Conservation and Preservation Alliance gave Governor Hogan an overview of project and the concerns related to energy sprawl on agricultural land.