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County Executive Steve Schuh Takes Kayak Tour from Fort Smallwood Park

Highlights County Investments in Water Access

Pasadena, MD (July 26, 2017) – Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Recreation and Parks Director Rick Anthony, and other officials took part in a North County kayak tour in an effort to highlight the County’s efforts to increase water access.  

“Our waterways are part of Anne Arundel County’s identity as a people,” said Schuh. “We committed three years ago to ensuring access to our waterways for all our citizens, and we have delivered on that promise.”  

The kayak tour began at the swimming beach at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena. In 2016, the County opened its first trailered boat ramp at the park, and also allowed unsupervised swimming at its beach for the first time in decades.

Over the last three years, the County has invested nearly $6.3 million to bring exciting opportunities for residents to enjoy the water, including:

  • $2.4 million for shoreline protection and erosion control
  • $1.7 million for boat ramp development with eight sites under evaluation
  • $1.3 million to increase overall water access, including funding for roads, parking, piers, and stabilized launches
  • $330,000 for master planning for South County parks

Residents who want to find out more about water access in Anne Arundel County can visit: http://www.aacounty.org/services-and-programs/water-access.