Governor’s Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 2, 1998) -- A project to design and restore three tributary streams of the Lake Wilde watershed in Howard County received Board of Public Works approval today for a $30,000 State grant.

"This stabilization project will reduce sediment entering the lake and also reduce the costs for sediment removal," said Governor Parris N. Glendening. "The result will be improved water quality and habitat for fish."

In addition to the State grant, Howard County contributed $112,500, which will be matched by the Columbia Homeowners Association. Construction is expected to begin in August 1999 and completed in December 1999.

"This project will further the goal of improving water quality and aquatic habitat in Howard County's streams and reducing the contribution of sediment and nutrients to the Chesapeake Bay," said Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker.

Chaired by Governor Glendening, the Board of Public Works also is comprised of Comptroller Robert 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.