Learn about stream-watershed surveys

February 23, 1994

County residents can learn how to do stream and watershed surveys -- and get started planning their own -- at a workshop Saturday at the Holy Trinity Parish Center.

The goal of the workshop is to interest residents in organizing surveys of creeks in the northern half of the county, such as Marley Creek, according to Jonathan Pearson, a community organizer for Maryland Save Our Streams (SOS).

A stream survey consists of walking or boating along a shoreline or stream bank, identifying and mapping potential pollution sources such as trash dumps. A watershed survey involves driving along the roads of a stream's drainage system and identifying potential environmental problems, such as construction sites and sewage pumping stations.

The workshop will include two panel talks featuring local government officials, business operators and residents who have participated in stream surveys; a how-to education on surveying; and information on stream restoration projects.

More than a year ago, surveys were done along Stony, Cox and Nabbs creeks.

The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. People should register by calling 969-0085.

Muggers rob 2 boys of their jackets

Two 13-year-old boys were robbed of their jackets, valued at $115 each, Friday night as they walked along Summit Avenue near Chain O' Hills Road, county police said yesterday.

The boys told police they were approached about 11:30 p.m. by three youths who demanded money. When told the two boys didn't have any money, the three then demanded the jackets. The boys complied and the muggers left the area on foot, police said.

No weapons were displayed in the incident, police said.

Long & Foster offers $1,000 scholarships

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. has established a scholarship program, offering 25 scholarships of $1,000 each throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of need, academic achievement, leadership and community service.

Applications may be picked up at Glen Burnie High School or the local Glen Burnie Long & Foster residential office, 7348 Ritchie Highway. The application deadline is March 1.

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