Officials recommend denial of ramps, slips at marina

April 01, 1996|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF

Federal authorities have informally recommended against allowing a Pasadena marina to add five boat ramps and 10 boat slips.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommended that state officials deny Pleasure Marine Center, in the 1701 block of Poplar Ridge Road, a tidal wetland license because nearby waters are a spawning and nursery ground for yellow perch.

In a recent letter sent to Del. Joan M. Cadden, who represents the area, NOAA officials also said the agency would like boat ramps at nearby Fort Smallwood Park to be upgraded.

The Pleasure Marine Center has not submitted formal plans, according to the letter.

Marina operators have said there is a demand for public boat ramps in Anne Arundel, which has 430 miles of shoreline and only two ramps.

Pub Date: 4/01/96

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