Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

WEST COUNTY --

November 04, 1992

Arundel Middle students to conduct water study

Students at Arundel Middle School and the county Department of Recreation and Parks will help design an environmental education program at the Odenton Natural Area.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, which collects money from bay license plate sales and the income tax check-off, has given the county a $3,200 grant to develop six nature trails with work stations, to construct owl and bat boxes and to conduct an archaeological dig.

In the year-long project, students will conduct a water quality study on Towers Branch, which runs through the 100-acre park.

Christine Coffin, spokeswoman for the Department of Recreation and Parks, said the project also should produce a student-teacher workbook, including environmental lessons in math, science, English and industrial arts.

Students will begin working on the trails Saturday.

Severn youth presented with Eagle Scout honor

Eagle Scout John M. Edwards of Boy Scout Troop 672 will be presented with his Eagle Court of Honor at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at St. Bernadette Church, 801 Stevenson Road, Severn.

A scout since 1985, young Edwards has earned a number of merit badges and has assumed several troop leadership roles.

He received the 1992 Tawes Youth Award for a Clean Environment in April for supervising the stenciling of 57 storm drains in the Park West community to warn against polluting the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland Save Our Streams nominated the Severn youth for the award.

A freshman at Archbishop Spalding High School, the scout intends to play indoor winter lacrosse and outdoor lacrosse in the spring.

Laurel teen injuredin Crofton party fight

An 18-year-old Laurel man who told police that he was in Crofton Saturday to crash a party found the unwelcome mat was out, county police reported.

According to the police report, officers were called to Vineyard Lane at 11:18 p.m. for a fight. When they arrived, the victim was lying in the middle in the street, bleeding from the head and mouth.

He told police he did not know who accompanied him to the party or who hit him.

The man was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

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