Five tourism projects along the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway in Harford and Cecil counties have secured nearly $198,000 in matching grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
The town of Port Deposit in Cecil County will use $36,500 to complete the river walk promenade that links its Marina Park to its historic district. The project includes a pedestrian trail and interpretive signs at the Jacob Tome Gas House and Northern Map Turtle Refuge, a protected habitat for the endangered species.
Havre de Grace in Harford County will improve its North Park Trail with a grant of $34,300. The project will provide safe pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular and visual linkages from the trail to the city's Main Street and Susquehanna State Park. Another $22,267 grant will help restore windows at the city's Lock House Museum. The Skipjack Martha Lewis, a preserved oyster dredger berthed in the city's harbor, will have its main support beam refurbished with a $14,500 grant.