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October 25, 2012
To help mark the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, tree plantings are scheduled this weekend, and also in November, in the Loch Raven and Prettyboy watersheds. Both the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy and the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance will each host plantings on Saturday, Oct. 20, and the Prettyboy group will also conduct a planting on Saturday, Nov. 10.  The new trees are intended to help protect both the Loch Raven and Prettyboy reservoirs from runoff, and will also absorb pollutants that would otherwise enter the water supply. Together, the two reservoirs provide drinking water to 1.8 million people in the region every day. The Prettyboy Watershed Alliance received two grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, totaling $5,666, which will be used to plant 500 trees.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Two kayakers who were injured after falling 200 feet over the face of the dam at Prettyboy Reservoir have been charged with trespassing. Paul K. Hare, 22, and Stephen D. Sparks, 21, both of Parkton, are charged with criminal trespassing and face $1,000 fines and one year in jail, said the Baltimore Environmental Police, which patrol the reservoir. "All things considered, they were lucky," said Officer Heidi Greenleaf with Baltimore Environmental Police. She said she could not recall a similar incident where boaters attempted to go over the dam. Greenleaf said it is unclear whether the men were purposely attempting to go over the dam, or did so accidentally, but that alcohol played a factor.
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February 26, 2014
The start of the boating season at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs is being delayed from its scheduled start of March 1, because of ice on the boat ramps, according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works. The department, which oversees operation of the reservoirs, said a new opening date has yet to be determined. The season normally runs from March 1 to Dec. 31 at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs. The boating season at Loch Raven Reservoir begins April 4 and runs to Nov. 30, with a limited schedule after Labor Day. Boating at all three city reservoirs requires a valid boating permit.
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By Sean Welsh and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
One patient was released from hospital care and another was in stable condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Monday, after the two fell 200 feet off Prettyboy Dam in northern Baltimore County this weekend, police said. It was not clear whether the men, in their early 20s, were hiking or kayaking before the fall, Baltimore Environmental Police Officer Heidi Greenleaf said, but alcohol was a factor in the incident. The men were not identified. The one who was released from York General Hospital had a broken left arm and head injuries, and the other remained hospitalized at Shock Trauma Monday with a severe head injury, possible broken bones and internal injuries, Greenleaf said.
SPORTS
By LONNY WEAVER | June 20, 1993
Duke Nohe unhooked the fat 14-inch white perch from his spinnerbait lure, admired the catch and flatly proclaimed, "I fully believe that this is probably the best white perch water in the state."What Chesapeake Bay tributary were we fishing? None of them, but rather we were in picturesque Prettyboy Reservoir in northern Baltimore County.How those fish got from the Bay to Prettyboy is a mystery.The most popular theory is that the Department of Natural Resources either mistakenly or covertly planted them when they released hybrid striped bass in the reservoir some years back.
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By LONNY WEAVER | June 27, 1993
Duke Nohe unhooked the fat 14-inch white perch from his spinnerbait lure, admired the catch and flatly proclaimed, "I fully believe that this is probably the best white perch water in the state."What Chesapeake Bay tributary were we fishing? None of them -- we were in Prettyboy Reservoir in northern Baltimore County.How those fish got from the Bay to Prettyboy is a mystery.The most popular theory is that the Department of Natural Resources either mistakenly or covertly planted them when they released hybrid striped bass in the reservoir some years back.
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By DAN RODRICKS | April 13, 1998
I feel lucky for having been in the right place at the right time Saturday morning. At 7 o'clock, I hiked a fire road covered with pine needles into the Prettyboy Reservoir watershed in northern Baltimore County. As I stepped down some stone ledges to a silent cove, I saw a ghost - a wide, white gauzy veil sailing across the reservoir, just inches above the water. It was a morning mist that moved quickly, pushed by an erratic breeze into a surreal dance, rising and curling, dropping, then running fast and straight.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | September 15, 2002
Let's hope today's a washout. Tomorrow, too. Heck, it could rain from now until the end of the mourning dove season's first split on Oct. 19 as far as I'm concerned. That's what we need to help keep Prettyboy Reservoir afloat, put water back into the Gunpowder River tributaries and perk up the trout stock. To look at the Gunpowder right now, you'd swear things were hunky dory. Water gushes over rocks and races downstream. Wading fly fishermen need stout hiking sticks to fight the current.
SPORTS
By Bill Burton | November 1, 1990
This is the time when Prettyboy Reservoir fishermen thin bass or big white perch, but not Linda Keeney of Finksburg. She got a fish so large, her husband Larry Zile doesn't think it realized it was hooked -- until it was too late."
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1997
Doris L. McPherson, a retired reading specialist with Baltimore County schools who seemed to always have "a trick up her sleeve" to teach students, died May 4 of cancer at her Parkton home. She was 54.Mrs. McPherson began her education career as a first-grade teacher at Owings Mills Elementary School and became a reading specialist at Prettyboy Elementary in the mid-1970s."She had great rapport with the students. She had great knowledge of how to reach students with reading problems," said Margo Kwoka, who worked with Mrs. McPherson for many && years at Prettyboy Elementary.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Tucked amid the woods of northern Baltimore County is one of Maryland's natural gems - the Big Gunpowder Falls, a nationally renowned trout stream that draws anglers from far and wide to try their skills and luck in the cold, rushing water. But some fishermen and fishing guides say they're having a harder time getting at this prized outdoor resource - though it's publicly accessible in Gunpowder Falls State Park - because of unusually heavy river flows that make it hard to fish or even stand at times in the water.
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February 26, 2014
The start of the boating season at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs is being delayed from its scheduled start of March 1, because of ice on the boat ramps, according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works. The department, which oversees operation of the reservoirs, said a new opening date has yet to be determined. The season normally runs from March 1 to Dec. 31 at Liberty and Prettyboy reservoirs. The boating season at Loch Raven Reservoir begins April 4 and runs to Nov. 30, with a limited schedule after Labor Day. Boating at all three city reservoirs requires a valid boating permit.
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By Kevin E. Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com | April 26, 2013
Since the 1930s, warm weather and sunshine is a signal for many in Carroll and Baltimore counties to venture outdoors for biking, hiking fishing and boating trips in the Gunpowder River and Prettyboy watershed in the Hereford area. Spring has arrived just in time to help celebrate Prettyboy Reservoir Day this Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance, Carroll and Baltimore County have joined forces for the one-day event as a part Earth Day celebrations and Baltimore Green Week.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
A man's body was pulled from Prettyboy Reservoir in Northern Baltimore County Thursday, police said. The body of a 26-year-old male who was reported missing Wednesday night, was recovered by drivers around 11:30 a.m., said police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton. His identity has not been released pending notification of his family. Police have not found any signs of foul play, she said, but the medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. Batton said the man's vehicle was found in the area, as well as his phone, keys and wallet.
NEWS
October 25, 2012
To help mark the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, tree plantings are scheduled this weekend, and also in November, in the Loch Raven and Prettyboy watersheds. Both the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy and the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance will each host plantings on Saturday, Oct. 20, and the Prettyboy group will also conduct a planting on Saturday, Nov. 10.  The new trees are intended to help protect both the Loch Raven and Prettyboy reservoirs from runoff, and will also absorb pollutants that would otherwise enter the water supply. Together, the two reservoirs provide drinking water to 1.8 million people in the region every day. The Prettyboy Watershed Alliance received two grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, totaling $5,666, which will be used to plant 500 trees.
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April 15, 2012
Baltimore County Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that killed two people late Saturday, April 14, in the area of Falls Road at Beckleysville Road near the northwestern edge of the county. Police said the incident occurred on April 14, at 10 p.m. Police responded to the intersection of Falls Road and Beckleysville Road, west of Prettyboy Reservoir, and found a 1994 Honda Civic at the location. Investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Falls Road, when the driver lost control of the car, left the roadway, and rolled the vehicle.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,candus.thomson@baltsun.com | September 7, 2008
D on Roberts is a fisherman. Nearly four decades ago, he was lucky enough to marry a kindred spirit. Every year, Don takes Letty Roberts out fishing for her birthday. So when Aug. 12 rolled around, instead of lighting 67 candles, the couple launched their boat at their local fishing hole, Prettyboy Reservoir. Don knows a thing or two about Prettyboy. For 35 years, he fished the reservoir with Duke Nohe, the acknowledged guru who knew every hump, bump and lump where bass hang out. Nohe, who died almost four years ago, could land a bass the way Chuck Yeager landed jets.
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September 29, 2011
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By Pat van den Beemt | June 2, 2011
A father, his son and two juveniles from Dundalk were found safe in Parkton June 2 after apparently spending the night outside with their kayaks and inner tubes, said Baltimore County police spokeswoman Susan Hunt. Hunt said the four left the Dundalk area at 4 p.m. on June 1 with two kayaks and an inner tube to enjoy water sports in the Prettyboy Dam area. The man's wife called police at North Point Precinct at 6:19 a.m. June 2 to report the four never came home. Officers from Cockeysville police precinct and Department of Natural Resources personnel began a search of the area when the man called his wife on his cell phone.
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