North Glade area stormwater study funded


SWANTON — A $70,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust will allow Garrett County officials to study stormwater problems and solutions in the North Glade Run area of Deep Creek Lake.


That drainage area includes Glendale Road, Beckman’s Peninsula Road, Glen Acres Road, Harvey Peninsula Road, North Glade Road and Sky Valley Drive.


 There will be two public forums to which all residents in the drainage will be invited. The first will discuss the purpose, process and projected outcomes of the project. The second will present findings and mitigation strategies. Dates will be announced in March.


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Discounted Fishing License

Now through January 31, 2015, Marylanders who have not bought an annual nontidal or tidal fishing license since 2011 will automatically enjoy a 50% discount on their fishing license purchase.

It’s as simple as logging into the DNR Compass Licensing System or visiting a DNR Service Center or a tackle shop to buy a 2015 license. The discount is automatic, but only through January, 2015.

The promotion is designed to encourage anglers to return to Maryland waters and enjoy the excellent fishing the state has to offer.

Fishing is one of the best values in life, promoting quality time in nature with friends and family.

For a limited time, the already low cost of entry is just 50% better

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Recreation Upgrades Set for Local Parks throughout Maryland

……In Garrett County, the town of Mountain Lake Park will receive $150,000 to acquire 100 acres to protect the Little Youghiogheny River watershed and its critical Brook Trout habitat from development. The town is contributing $52,000 toward the purchase, and intends to use the property for passive recreation, including adding trails to connect to the existing system in Loch Lynn Heights.

The project is a partnership between Program Open Space (local and state-side) and the town. The funding is comprised of $10,000 in POS local and $140,000 in POS state-side funds. In exchange, the town is granting DNR a perpetual conservation easement that requires buffers on about 7,000 linear feet of streams that feed into the Youghiogheny River.

Garrett County will also receive $13,140 to install fencing for a dog park at the 32-acre McHenry Park.

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