Governor’s Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 23, 1998) -- A project that will stabilize the streambank of Little Pipe Creek in the Carroll County town of Union Bridge, restore habitat, including wetlands, and construct an environmental education trail system, received Board of Public Works approval today of a $82,343 grant.

"Stabilizing the streambank will prevent and reduce the amount of sediment pollution that enters Little Pipe Creek," said Governor Parris N. Glendening.

In addition to this State grant, the project will receive $105,000 in State not-tidal wetland mitigation funding, $41,213 worth of in-kind-services from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources $65,342 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and $18,473 from the Town of Union Bridge. Construction is expected to begin in April 1999 and completed in April 2000.

"The restoration of Little Pipe Creek and the trail that will be constructed through this area will create the Town's first park along the creek," said Union Bridge Mayor Perry L. Jones, Jr. In addition, the creation of wetlands will help water quality and the natural habitat."

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