Reservoir Anglers clean up litter

December 16, 1992

The Reservoir Anglers Association dragged nearly 400 trash bags of litter from the shores of Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County last Sunday.

About 50 men, women, and children, most from Carroll, showed they want the reservoir, along with Liberty Reservoir in Carroll and Prettyboy Reservoir in Baltimore County, opened to public use by braving chilly winds to stack a mountain of trash bags for removal by Baltimore City refuse trucks.

They also found a washing machine, tires and car parts.

"The usual junk," said association spokesman Robert Standiford. "With the people we had, we got a lot of trash. Most of it was bottles."

About 70 people attended the group's meeting last week, and there were many new faces, Mr. Standiford said.

Some fishing business owners met with Baltimore officials Monday to review the local business that's been lost since the reservoirs were closed to sportsmen.

"We have competitors working together" to give the city a confidential disclosure of estimated lost revenue, said Mr. Standiford. Reservoirs are usually open March through December.

The Anglers will staff a booth at the Bass Expo Jan. 8-10 in the Cow Palace at the Timonium Fairgrounds to augment their membership drive.

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