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April 14, 2011
Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance volunteers will be featured in a program to air Sunday on Maryland Public Television. MPT was there with cameras rolling on Sept. 18, when more than 100 wet and muddy local residents pulled tons of trash from Antietam Creek in Hagerstown and Funkstown, according to a news release. Video of the event is to be shown during MPT's Chesapeake Bay Volunteer-a-thon, which airs Sunday at 6 p.m. The program also will include a live interview with an ACWA volunteer about the organization's mission to clean up and restore Antietam Creek through education, recreation, and hands-on projects, the release said.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2011
The Hagerstown City Council would not commit Tuesday to an understanding that would start the ball rolling for a 195-foot communications tower on city-owned land east of Smithsburg. Liberty Towers LLC of Rockville, Md., has approached the city about leasing a piece of land off Foxville Road (Md. 77) for a new communications tower near the Frederick County line, according to city documents. Liberty Towers and city staff drafted a memorandum of understanding that would allow the tower company to move forward with its process "under the mutual understanding that both parties continue to work towards the completion of the 'Agreement' (land lease agreement)
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By TRISH RUDDER | November 16, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS. W.Va. -- The Warm Springs Watershed Association believes that protecting Warm Springs Run is important to Morgan County in many ways. Association president Kate Lehman said the Run not only should be kept beautiful and clean for future generations, but it must be protected against flooding. The Run is more than 11 miles long from U.S. 522 south at Shirley Drive and runs north to the Potomac River. It's not just inside Berkeley Springs State Park, Lehman said.
NEWS
June 26, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced this week it is seeking information from Eastern Panhandle residents to improve water quality in the Tuscarora Creek watershed. Workshops will be held Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in Martinsburg to help the DEP prioritize pollution reduction projects, the agency said in a press release. The first session will be in the Dunn Building cafeteria, Room 200, at 400 W. Stephen St., and the second session will be in the boardroom at the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District offices off Edwin Miller Boulevard behind The Daily Grind.
NEWS
June 6, 2009
The Beaver Creek Watershed Association Inc. was founded by concerned neighbors and local fly fishermen with an objective to scientifically restore, protect and preserve the water quality of the Beaver Creek Watershed, according to its Web site. It recently assisted Greenbrier Elementary School in Boonsboro and the Mount Aetna Adventist School in Hagerstown receive grant funds for stormwater retrofit projects. Utilizing a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, rain gardens are being created for the treatment of stormwater runoff from the rooftops of the school buildings, which will better protect Beaver Creek.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | May 25, 2009
Rain gardens help clean creeks WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Start with the Beaver Creek Watershed Association, add a stay-at-home mom with a background in environmental biology, throw in two schools in need of a coordinator for their environmentally friendly rain garden projects and the result is a perfect mix. Susan Simonson moved to Washington County in 2003 and within a week, Doug Hutzell, a "driving force behind BCWA," was knocking on...
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | April 18, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Lyrics of "Happy Earth Day" wafted through Renfrew Park as it swelled with visitors Saturday. The park has hosted an Earth Day celebration since 1990. The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners perennially use the event as an opportunity to name April "Earth Awareness Month. " "I'm really pleased with the crowd and enthusiasm. If visitors take away one thing that helps them protect the Earth, then we've done our job," said Melodie Anderson-Smith, director of the Renfrew Institute, which sponsored the event.
NEWS
December 15, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fifteen students, parents and faculty members from Wildwood Middle School traveled to the Spruce Knob Moutain Center in Pendleton County, W.Va., Oct. 29 and 30 to study stream and watershed ecology. The goal of the educational field trip was to provide students and teachers living in the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay watersheds an opportunity to engage in inquiry-based outdoor science. The trip was the first in a yearlong study of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
NEWS
October 5, 2008
The Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance is an organization made up of citizens concerned for the local watershed. The mission is to protect and promote Antietam Creek through education, preservation and hands-on projects. The alliance continues to maintain updated data on the sate of the watershed and other opportunities to improve its health for everyone's benefit. Service projects and all aspects of conservation go hand in hand with the Boy Scouts. On Sept. 13, Boy Scouts from Troop 62, Chewsville, joined forces with the alliance to clear trash and other items from Antietam Creek in the third annual rubbish roundup.
NEWS
June 18, 2008
The City of Hagerstown will accept applications from July 1 to Aug. 15 for permission to hunt on city property at the Edgemont Watershed.  Applications may be picked up at the Water Division offices at 51 W. Memorial Blvd. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applicants will be required to submit a nonrefundable application fee of $10 and a copy of a hunting license that is valid through Dec. 31. The city will accept 50 applications. If more than 50 are received, a drawing will be held to ensure fairness.
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