Annapolis, MD (January 21,2010)
"The protection of the Bacon Ridge Natural Area is a critical component of my initiative to preserve over 1,000 acres in the South River watershed," said County Executive Leopold. "This committee has the task of planning opportunities for public access while conserving the natural resources of the park."
The first meeting of the Stewardship Committee will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Department of Recreation and Parks Conference Room, 1 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. This committee will provide recommendations to the Department of Recreation and Parks and offer direction for the implementation of the Bacon Ridge Natural Area conservation easement. The conservation easement designates guidelines to preserve the scenic, rural and natural character of the property and allow public access and passive recreation.
"The creation of this advisory group, involving members of the community, the non-profit sector, and the County government continues to build on the unprecedented collaboration that has already allowed us to preserve hundreds of acres in this environmentally-sensitive stream valley corridor," said Erik Michelson, Executive Director of the South River Federation. "The Federation looks forward to working to preserve and protect this land for generations to come."
To receive updates about the project or to become involved, contact:Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks (410) 222-7317