Shore group seeks volunteers to help with bay projects

March 10, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Upper Western Shore Tributary Team, a group dedicated to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, is seeking volunteers to work on several projects, including the upgrade of two wastewater treatment plants in Harford County.

Other projects include educating gardeners about environmentally sensitive practices, creating an environmental atlas for the Upper Western Shore and touring a Harford County farm to show how farmers are helping restore the bay.

The group also is lending support to a North Harford High School student who is planning a class project that would create a man-made wetland to lessen the impact of harmful nutrients coming from the school's wastewater system.

The Upper Western Shore watershed includes all of Harford County and portions of Baltimore, Carroll and Cecil counties. The team wants to help the state reach its goal of reducing the flow of nutrients into the bay by 40 percent by 2000.

For information, call Jo Owen, 410-252-5515.

Pub Date: 3/10/98

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