Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 9, 1997) -- A project to study and develop a bioengineering solution to promote stream health, wildlife habitat and recreation for Rock Creek and Carroll Creek watershed in Frederick County will receive a financial boost thanks to State assistance.

Governor Parris N. Glendening yesterday announced Board of Public Works approval of a $25,000 grant for a study that will develop corrective measures to reduce sediment pollution into streams.

Chaired by the Governor, 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.

"This comprehensive study and the resultant corrective measures will reduce sediment pollution in Rock Creek and Carroll Creek," said Governor Glendening. "The overall project will serve to promote recreation, wildlife habitat, and stream health and will benefit the Monocacy and Potomac rivers and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay."

In addition to the grant, the project will receive a $115,000 contribution from the City of Frederick and other sources for a total project cost of $140,000. Construction start and completion dates will be determined.

"The City of Frederick is eager to continue its water quality improvement and graciously accepts the support of the State in furthering this goal," said Frederick Mayor James S. Grimes. "The entire project has the potential to serve as a showcase for cooperative, intergovernmental efforts and their potential benefit to Maryland's other urban areas."