Peter Baker's journal

OUTDOORS

July 09, 1992

NAMES AND PLACES

* If you are going fishing for flounder in the Point Lookout area, remember there are different size and creel limits in Maryland bay waters and the river.

Minimum size in the Potomac is 14 inches with a daily creel limit of 10. In Maryland's bay waters and tributaries, the minimum size is 13 inches with no creel limit.

* Maryland has three national winners in the annual Take Pride in America Program.

TREE-Mendous Maryland, a program to educate and activate state residents for the re-greening of Maryland, won in the state government category. The program planted 1.3 million trees through the efforts of 30,000 volunteers.

Judy Johnson, president of the Committee to Preserve Assateague Island, was honored in the individual category for her work to bring about legislation to protect the national seashore.

The Monocacy River Cleanup Campaign was honored in the constituent organization/civic association category after 2,700 volunteer man-hours resulted in the removal of 100 tons of trash from Monocacy watershed.

* John Torgerson of Annapolis placed sixth in the recent U.S. Sailing/Nautica youth single-handed sailing championship. Kurt Wode placed fourth in the youth board sailing championship in the lightweight division.

* The Maryland Fur Trappers will hold their 31st annual convention at Rohersville Ruritan Community Park on Aug. 21-22.

CALENDAR

Today-Sunday: Tuna Tournament at Ocean City Fishing Center. Registration deadline is today at 6 p.m. by mail or in person. Call (410) 213-1121.

Tomorrow: Summer night hike at Jug Bay wetlands in Prince George's County. Reservations required. Call (410) 741-9330.

Saturday-Sunday: Fly Fishing Book and Tackle Fair at the state farm show complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Demonstrations, lectures, custom rod builders, tying and casting lessons, new and antique tackle, reels, waders, tying materials, gadgets, free tackle appraisal, etc. Some classes may require advance registration. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (1-800) 848-1020.

Saturday: Canoe trip on the Lower Gunpowder River in the Day's Cove area of Gunpowder State Park, 9 a.m. Bring your lunch. Call (410) 592-2897.

Saturday: Canoe the Cove program at Gunpowder Falls State Park Glen Arm area, 9 a.m. Call (410) 592-2897.

Sunday: Mountain Club of Maryland work trip to refurbish the trails at Prettyboy. Call (410) 592-7201 before 9 p.m.

Sunday-July 17: Appalachian Mountain Camping Tour, five-day cycling tour beginning at Rocky Gap State Park and ending at Deep Creek State Park. 40 miles per day supported by guide and van. $350 per person. Call (410) 837-8068.

(Items for the Outdoors Journal may be mailed to Outdoors Editor, The Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278-0001. Please include time, date and location of events to be listed, as well as a short description of planned activities and a telephone number including area code for more information. Outdoors Journal is published each Thursday in The Sun and The Evening Sun and each Sunday in The Sun. Please mail listings four weeks before the event.)

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