Pledges announced in county MS WalkWalkers in Carroll...

COUNTYWIDE BRIEFS

April 19, 1994

Pledges announced in county MS Walk

Walkers in Carroll County contributed 10 percent of the nearly $325,000 pledged statewide to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

During the MS Walk in Westminster April 9, 390 people each logged 25 miles to fulfill $34,000 in pledges to the association.

Walks at different sites in the Baltimore area April 10 drew 3,500 people, said Karen Maguire, the society's director of special dTC events.

Communities win tree awards from state

Carroll County communities won a number of awards April 6 when Gov. William Donald Schaefer launched a monthlong celebration of Tree-mendous Month in Maryland.

Westminster and Manchester both earned Green Awards, while Fairhaven earned a Silver Award and Hampstead a Bronze Award for being PLANT communities.

PLANT communities are those that had a tree planting program in place.

PLANT awards are based on the number of accomplishments in planting trees and enhancing communities the town, city or community achieved.

Westminster planted 275 trees and passed the first ordinance in the state prohibiting the topping of publicly owned trees. The city adopted a forest conservation ordinance and has a successful Christmas tree and yard waste composting program.

Manchester planted 59 trees, adopted a forest conservation ordinance and cared for its trees through community projects. Fairhaven created a state tree arboretum, a self-renewing compost program, nature trail and Paulownia tree plantation.

Hampstead involved North Carroll High School students in its program to install a hiking trail at a park. The town also has a forest conservation ordinance and planting project.

New geologic maps are available from DNR

New geologic maps of Westminster and Manchester are available from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) through its Geological Survey department.

The maps have a scale of 1:24,000, where one map inch equals 2,000 feet on land.

The maps are 36 inches by 48 inches.

The maps are available through the Maryland Geologic Survey desk, 2300 St. Paul St., Baltimore. Information: (410) 554-5500.

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