County Executive Leopold Thanks Recreation and Parks for Shoreline Cleanup and Saving Money
Crews remove 180cubic feet of Tropical Storm Lee debris
Annapolis, MD (December 14, 2011) — County Executive Leopold today visited Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena to thank Recreation and Parksemployees for clearing more than 180 cubic feet of storm damage from the beach.
"Our employees demonstrated today that we canaccomplish a task successfully while also saving taxpayer dollars," CountyExecutive Leopold said. "Director Rick Anthony and his team should be recognized for getting the job done in one day for the benefit of one of ourbest parks."
The department received estimates of between $25,000 and $50,000 to hire a contractor for the cleanup and also a week to do the job. Instead, employees came in with work gloves today and hamburgers and hot dogsand cleared four large areas of shoreline. The debris collected from theaftermath of Tropical Storm Lee, which included opening almost all of the floodgatesupstream at Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River.