Governor’s Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 29, 1998) -- A project to design and restore the Rippling Estate Flood Plain system near Crain Highway in Anne Arundel County received financial assistance today thanks to Board of Public Works approval of a $186,900 grant.

"When this project is completed, the overall velocity of stormwater runoff from commercial and residential drainage areas will be reduced," said Governor Parris N. Glendening. "This will improve the water quality in Marley Creek and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay."

In addition to the State grant, Anne Arundel County is contributing $320,000 for a total project cost of $507,000. Construction is expected to begin in September 1998 and be completed next December.

"These improvements will help restore the environment in northern Anne Arundel County, correcting some of the mistakes made decades ago when we really didn't understand the damaging effects stormwater runoff would have on our creeks," said County Executive John Gary.

Chaired by Governor Glendening, the Board of Public Works also is comprised of Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein 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 action.

For more information, contact John Morris with the Anne Arundel County Land Use and Environment Office at (410) 222-7502.