Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 1, 1999) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $112,500 grant today for stormwater management in an unnamed tributary to Marshyhope Creek -- referred to as the Old Denton Road storm stream -- in Federalsburg, Caroline County.

"Every community must have access to a safe, clean, and healthy water supply," said Governor Parris N. Glendening. "Stormwater runoff can clog our waterways with sediment and polluted materials, and we must do everything we can to prevent the problem. This stormwater management facility will significantly improve water quality in our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, and will benefit families in Caroline County and throughout the Eastern Shore."

The project includes the design and construction of a stormwater management facility and streambank stabilization to provide erosion control along the tributary which has been adversely affected by uncontrolled stormwater runoff. The project will receive an additional $10,000 from the state’s Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program and $57,500 from Caroline County.

"Throughout this decade, the Town (of Federalsburg) has been committed to cleaning up its environmental concerns, especially those that affect the Chesapeake Bay," said Federalsburg Mayor Michael W. Fluharty. By correcting problems associated with the Old Denton Road storm stream, we will be better able to limit the amount of soil sediment, nitrogen and phosphorous laden materials that flow into Marshyhope Creek."

Chaired by Governor Glendening, the Board of Public Works also is comprised of Comptroller William Donald Schaefer and Treasurer Richard N. Dixon. The Board is empowered by the General Assembly to approve major construction and consultant contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement actions.