Harris, Broad and Edge creeks in Talbot County...

EASTON --

October 21, 1998

EASTON -- Harris, Broad and Edge creeks in Talbot County have been approved for shellfish harvesting, meaning they no longer will be closed after large storms, the state Department of Environment says.

For some years, the creeks have been classified as "conditional." That means they were closed to shellfish harvesting for three days after 1 or more inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period.

The classification is used in areas where pollution has been a problem or high levels of bacteria are found. Because oysters and clams filter the water for food, they can ingest bacteria and other materials harmful to humans.

WASHINGTON -- Maryland students in grades five through 12 who have helped their communities through volunteer projects are encouraged to apply for the fourth Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Applications are available from middle- and high school principals, Girl Scout councils, 4-H organizations and on the Internet at www.prudential.com/community. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 30. Information: 800-253-7746, Ext. 324.

Pub Date: 10/21/98

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