Governor’s Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 29, 1998) -- A project to restore a small stream channel that runs between the Heritage and Homewood neighborhoods in the city of Annapolis received a financial boost today thanks to Board of Public Works approval of a $125,000 grant.

"This project will reduce the amount of sediment entering Spa Creek and stabilize the eroding slopes of the channel embankment," said Governor Parris N. Glendening. "This will improve the water quality of the Spa Creek watershed and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay."

In addition to the State grant, the city of Annapolis is contributing $125,000 for a total project cost of $250,000. Construction is expected to begin in August 1999 and will be completed in November 1999.

"The city of Annapolis is very pleased to receive assistance from the State of Maryland for the South Cherry Grove Stream restoration project," said Annapolis Mayor Dean L. Johnson. "This helps continue the city's long-standing commitment to reducing siltation while improving water quality in this historic maritime community."

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 actions.