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March 13, 1991
An environmental watchdog group that wants to clean up and preserve Sawmill Creek will meet Monday with a representative from the county Department of Recreation and Parks.The newly revived Sawmill Creek Park Association has invited Jack Keene, the department's chief of planning and construction, to speak at the 7:30 p.m. meeting at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association headquarters on Crain Highway.Keene, who supervises park planning and county programs such as Project Open Space, will answer questions about the 13.7-mile creek and its tributaries.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2001
There isn't a skateboard park to be found in Anne Arundel, and parents have always had to take their teens elsewhere - as far as Virginia - to find places to skate. But plans are under way to build two skateboard parks in the county - one possibly as soon as the fall. And a third one, in Severna Park, is still the goal of parents there, who plan to continue their efforts to get a local park. Skateboarding areas will be built in Truxtun Park in Annapolis by fall or spring and in Sawmill Creek Park in Glen Burnie by spring.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | February 1, 1991
William "Bill" Lippincott played tour guide Wednesday night, taking 30 neighbors on a grim imaginary visit of Sawmill Creek. At every bend, he described more pollution and erosion, more litter and rubble.From a junkyard to a pig farm, from sand piles to dumped oil, pollution constantly is seeping into the 13.7-mile creek and its tributaries, Lippincott said.Sawmill Creek was one of four streams chosen in 1988 for Maryland's Targeted Watershed Program, a cooperative cleanup effort between government agencies and citizens.
NEWS
April 4, 2001
Orientation is Friday for outdoor walking, cycling and tennis Pascal Senior Center in Glen Burnie will begin its outdoor exercise and sports activities at 8:30 a.m. Friday with orientation for Pascal Pacers walking and Pascal Pedalers cycling programs. Walkers will meet on the back patio of the center at 125 Dorsey Road, where there will be refreshments and distribution of registration and mileage cards. Last year, about 40 walkers logged 3,215 miles. Walkers will be using the trails at Sawmill Creek Park adjacent to the center, and will receive a map of the walking course.
NEWS
By Staff report | April 24, 1991
Glen Burnie residents who missed Earth Day will have another chance to "act locally" this Saturday.State and county officials are sponsoring a three-hour cleanup of Sawmill Creek Park, followed by nature hikes along the trails. The effort is part of a campaign to take better care of Sawmill Creek.Members of the newly reorganized Sawmill Creek Park Association have promised to help pick up litter strewn in the park off Dorsey Road, said Al Lipin, the former state senator who mobilized the group.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | January 30, 1991
Al Lipin stopped in his tracks when he spotted the cup, stuck under a storm drain that bore the warning: "Don't Dump -- Chesapeake Bay Drainage."The litter was a painful sign of the times for Lipin, Glen Burnie neighborhood activist.Looking at the debris strewn on the banks of Sawmill Creek, caught in the weeds and crushed under sewers, he remembered the years when neighborhood cleanup crews patrolled the area. Back in the '70s, groups of environmentally concerned residents regularly picked up the litter.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer | September 29, 1993
Third Avenue Park, an area behind Sawmill Creek Park, may become home to a small nature trail and observation area.The Glen Burnie Improvement Association, which owns the land, is looking into putting a trail, boardwalk and observation deck in the park and over Sawmill Creek and its wetlands.The trail would be about 250 yards long and tie in with two hiker-biker trails in the area. The county's B&A Trail extends from Glen Burnie to Annapolis; the state's trail, which will circle Baltimore-Washington International Airport, is under construction.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | October 20, 1991
Rainwater washed across the parking lot at Sawmill Creek Park, down a storm drain to a drainage pipe, where it had wedged a discarded cola bottle and a cardboard cup.About 30 yards away, shivering beneath the park pavilion, a small band of environmentalists, state officials and students from South County High School had gathered recently to kick off Maryland Save Our Stream's new Sawmill Creek Adoption Project."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1995
For five years, only a few hardy eels survived the pollution and destruction in the upper part of a small tributary of Sawmill Creek -- a sorry remnant of about a dozen fish species that once lived there.Yesterday, state biologists and volunteers dumped about 400 fish into an 1,100-foot stretch of the restored tributary in an effort to re-create the underwater community.The Sawmill Savers from Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School in Glen Burnie and Department of Natural Resources biologists counted and released the fish caught elsewhere in the watershed.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1999
Now that the Japanese cherry trees in Washington have been saved from the imminent danger of marauding beavers, most people have forgotten about the toothy rodents that captured the international spotlight for their chewing crimes against nature.Not Edith Lambert.The 70-year-old Glen Burnie resident knows Sawmill Creek isn't the Potomac and her trees aren't national treasures. But as the world focused on the Tidal Basin beavers last weekend, she couldn't help thinking about her beaver woes.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1999
Now that the Japanese cherry trees in Washington have been saved from the imminent danger of marauding beavers, most people have forgotten about the toothy rodents that captured the international spotlight for their chewing crimes against nature.Not Edith Lambert.The 70-year-old Glen Burnie resident knows Sawmill Creek isn't the Potomac and her trees aren't national treasures. But as the world focused on the Tidal Basin beavers last weekend, she couldn't help thinking about her beaver woes.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | March 18, 1998
Environmentalists filed a federal lawsuit yesterday alleging that Baltimore-Washington International Airport is discharging toxic chemicals from runways into the Chesapeake Bay.The lawsuit, filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York and three other groups, claims that the airport in Linthicum has polluted three creeks with an ethylene glycol de-icing mixture used on planes.Ethylene glycol can cause kidney and liver damage if ingested, or eye irritation and headaches if inhaled.
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By TOM PELTON and TOM PELTON,SUN STAFF | April 23, 1997
Federal officials are investigating an environmental group's claims that potentially harmful amounts of an ice-melting chemical sprayed on airplanes at BWI are seeping into a nearby creek that runs toward the Chesapeake Bay.A state environmental official said that the public's health is not endangered and that Baltimore-Washington International Airport is cooperating with state efforts to minimize potential risk to fish and wildlife.For a decade, government agencies have been forcing airports across the country -- including ones in Dayton, Ohio, and Minneapolis-St.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1996
A 1,000-foot stretch of Hollins Ferry Road in Glen Burnie will be permanently closed to allow the restoration of a tributary of Sawmill Creek.The State Highway Administration posted signs Thursday announcing the closure, which will also permit the addition of three acres of wetlands along Muddy Bridge Branch near Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, said spokeswoman Fran Counihan."
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1995
For five years, only a few hardy eels survived the pollution and destruction in the upper part of a small tributary of Sawmill Creek -- a sorry remnant of about a dozen fish species that once lived there.Yesterday, state biologists and volunteers dumped about 400 fish into an 1,100-foot stretch of the restored tributary in an effort to re-create the underwater community.The Sawmill Savers from Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School in Glen Burnie and Department of Natural Resources biologists counted and released the fish caught elsewhere in the watershed.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1995
State officials have turned off the spigot on four wells supplying drinking water to northern Anne Arundel County because the underground water supply is being drained.The county will make up the shortage by pulling more water from its network of 70 wells and increasing its purchases from Baltimore, the Department of Public Works said. The 1.8 million gallons a day from the four wells could supply 3,600 households.While that solution works for the short term, eventually the county will have to spend millions of dollars to pipe water from Crofton-area wells to the Glen Burnie area, where more development is planned.
NEWS
March 18, 1993
Civic group considers holiday bannersThe Glen Burnie Improvement Association is considering sprucing up the downtown area next December with season's greetings banners.The civic group put up about 10 wreaths and lights on the tree at Logo Park last year, and many people said they liked the festive appearance.The association hangs 16 vertical banners in the downtown area to promote its summer carnival. It is looking at holiday banners that would be hung similarly on poles.Sawmill Creek cleanup planned for SaturdayThe fifth volunteer cleanup of Sawmill Creek has been scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday near the Glen Burnie Industrial Park.
NEWS
October 22, 1992
Volunteers who don't mind getting wet and dirty can help haul debris from a Sawmill Creek tributary during a three-hour cleanup Saturday morning."We're hoping to have this as a first in a series of cleanups in that area," said Jonathan Pearson, a community organizer with Maryland Save Our Streams, a non-profit environmental group.Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. on Penrod Court in the Glen Burnie Industrial Park.About 30 people have signed up for the three-hour task. But the year-old Sawmill Creek Recovery Team, composed largely of people who live in the creek's watershed, hopes to have another 30 volunteers, Mr. Pearson said.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1995
Nearly two years of dickering over whether to free the Muddy Bridge Branch from its concrete culvert in Glen Burnie have ended with the stream still in a man-made channel."
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1995
The last time Muddy Bridge Branch meandered freely through Glen Burnie back yards, it flooded homes, angered residents and forced the county to contain it in a concrete culvert.Now engineers want to give the stream its freedom again, but irate homeowners want no part of it."I will not let the county on my land ever again," said Carolyn Stallings, one of 18 Fernglen Manor residents whose property is affected. "Would you be satisfied with a meandering stream, knowing that last time there was a meandering stream it flooded your house?
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