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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 14, 1998
WALKERS, BIKERS, in-line skaters and joggers get more than a workout when they visit Central County's portion of the B&A Trail Park. They get a wonderful view.The 13-mile trail passes through lovely residential settings and stretches of quiet woodland. Springtime and a dedicated crew of volunteers have brought beauty to the trail. The early blossoms of the Bradford pear trees, tulips and daffodils have been replaced by an explosion of color in beds of white and purple wildflowers edging the trail.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 21, 2000
THE 14-MILE B&A Trail Park -- a recreational spine through the heart of Anne Arundel and the length of the Central County area -- opened to the delight of outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and walks of life nearly 14 years ago. Now it is fast becoming part of a wider trail system whose users may someday be saying, "Who needs roads?" According to Ranger Matthew George, safety officer for the B&A Trail Park, plans are in the works for a new hike-and-bike South Shore Trail that will begin near Annapolis Mall and end in Odenton.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | April 21, 1994
Park workers and volunteers will try to entice hummingbirds and other wildlife to Anne Arundel County's most popular park as they mark Earth Day by planting gardens this weekend.Volunteers will weed and clean the area and plant flowers and shrubs by a small pond behind the headquarters of the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Park. The Earleigh Heights site is small -- about 50 yards by 100 yards -- but the plans are big.More than 500,000 people use the 13.3-mile B&A Trail each year. The Earleigh Heights pond is the only one the county is actively managing and developing for wildlife along the narrow trail.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 6, 1999
RALPH GLASGOW, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Severna Park, is a member of ELFUN, an investment club for General Electric managers which also serves as a vehicle for community service.The group's most recent beneficiary -- Freetown Elementary School in Pasadena -- is receiving new landscaping to improve the school's appearance and pupil safety."This community-based project will not only create a beautiful, safe and creative environment," said school counselor Carolyn Crawley, "but it will help increase the pride of the students, staff and Freetown community."
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April 16, 1999
The Hatton-Regester Green next to the B & A Trail Park in Severna Park will be dedicated May 2 with the help of County Executive Janet S. Owens.The 1.5-acre green at the Old Severna Park railroad station is the culmination of more than two years of work by the Friends of the B&A Trail Park, which designed it, got it approved by the county and raised the money to pay for it.The organization is turning over the green with its tree-shaded pathway, thematic gardens,...
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By ANDREA F. SIEGEL and ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1997
On bikes, on skates, on sneakers; with friends, with dogs, with headphones; to school, to the store, to escape.It if seems like everyone is in the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Park, it's because they are.A 13.3-mile stretch from Glen Burnie to north of Annapolis, is but 66 feet wide, with only about 10 feet of that paved, a skinny Anne Arundel County park with no playground, no beach. But the B&A, as it is commonly called, is one of the most popular parks in the state, drawing an estimated 1.5 million visitors last year, says its superintendent David Dionne.
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By JONI GUHNE | June 15, 1995
If you love a good-looking lawn, you hate weeds. But there is something much worse: mushrooms.My yard looks like an uprising of the plant underworld. Please pass the fungicide.*If you're an amateur shutterbug who appreciates our county's natural wonders more than I do at this moment, as well as its people and scenery, you'll want to enter the Department of Recreation and Parks 1995 Photography Contest.Photos must be taken at any of 10 county facilities, from Andover Equestrian Center to Eisenhower Golf Course.
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By JONI GUHNE | March 24, 1994
The sun beckons us out-of-doors. Celebrate springtime by dropping by the B & A Trail Park Ranger Station on Earleigh Heights Road for a copy of the new illustrated wildflower guide.The $4 guide identifies more than 40 varieties of wildflowers found along the trail, discussing folklore and other plant features.You can order by mail. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with check or money order, made out to Severn River Lions Foundation, to: B & A Trail Park, P.O. Box 1007, Severna Park, Md. 21146.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 6, 1999
RALPH GLASGOW, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Severna Park, is a member of ELFUN, an investment club for General Electric managers which also serves as a vehicle for community service.The group's most recent beneficiary -- Freetown Elementary School in Pasadena -- is receiving new landscaping to improve the school's appearance and pupil safety."This community-based project will not only create a beautiful, safe and creative environment," said school counselor Carolyn Crawley, "but it will help increase the pride of the students, staff and Freetown community."
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October 5, 1990
County Executive O. James Lighthizer and the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department will declare the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Park formally open Sunday, Oct. 7.To celebrate the completion of the 14-mile trail, "linear" activities are scheduled from dawn to dusk throughout the park length. Events include a bird watch, equestrian parade, children's bike safety rodeo and 10K run, and will take place at sites on or near the trail.The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will take place at 5 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association.
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April 16, 1999
The Hatton-Regester Green next to the B & A Trail Park in Severna Park will be dedicated May 2 with the help of County Executive Janet S. Owens.The 1.5-acre green at the Old Severna Park railroad station is the culmination of more than two years of work by the Friends of the B&A Trail Park, which designed it, got it approved by the county and raised the money to pay for it.The organization is turning over the green with its tree-shaded pathway, thematic gardens,...
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 1999
JOIN RANGER David DeVault at 10 a.m. Saturday for a mile-long nature hike along the B&A Trail Park, and you might catch an unusual sight: a rabbit sporting a pair of Nikes.Consider it an early sign of spring -- not only at the park, but at stores and malls, even a YWCA breakfast -- as the Easter Bunny makes the rounds ahead of the holiday.For details on the nature walk, call the park office at 410-222-6244.Other opportunities to catch the costumed creature will arise during the next weeks as the Easter Bunny appears at various spots along the trail to pose for pictures with children.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1998
A twisting path, marked by a plastic Day-Glo fence, is being cut through the maples and ash trees of the Gwynns Falls Valley on the west side of the city.It took four years of planning to conceive the Gwynns Falls Trail, but only four weeks to blaze its route into visibility.On a spring morning heavy with the scent of honeysuckle, the basic outlines of the 4.5-mile path are clear -- thanks to the construction fence that marks its course through an otherwise thick tangle of growth along the upper Gwynns Falls Valley.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 14, 1998
WALKERS, BIKERS, in-line skaters and joggers get more than a workout when they visit Central County's portion of the B&A Trail Park. They get a wonderful view.The 13-mile trail passes through lovely residential settings and stretches of quiet woodland. Springtime and a dedicated crew of volunteers have brought beauty to the trail. The early blossoms of the Bradford pear trees, tulips and daffodils have been replaced by an explosion of color in beds of white and purple wildflowers edging the trail.
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By ANDREA F. SIEGEL and ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1997
On bikes, on skates, on sneakers; with friends, with dogs, with headphones; to school, to the store, to escape.It if seems like everyone is in the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Park, it's because they are.A 13.3-mile stretch from Glen Burnie to north of Annapolis, is but 66 feet wide, with only about 10 feet of that paved, a skinny Anne Arundel County park with no playground, no beach. But the B&A, as it is commonly called, is one of the most popular parks in the state, drawing an estimated 1.5 million visitors last year, says its superintendent David Dionne.
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By JONI GUHNE | June 15, 1995
If you love a good-looking lawn, you hate weeds. But there is something much worse: mushrooms.My yard looks like an uprising of the plant underworld. Please pass the fungicide.*If you're an amateur shutterbug who appreciates our county's natural wonders more than I do at this moment, as well as its people and scenery, you'll want to enter the Department of Recreation and Parks 1995 Photography Contest.Photos must be taken at any of 10 county facilities, from Andover Equestrian Center to Eisenhower Golf Course.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 18, 1999
JOIN RANGER David DeVault at 10 a.m. Saturday for a mile-long nature hike along the B&A Trail Park, and you might catch an unusual sight: a rabbit sporting a pair of Nikes.Consider it an early sign of spring -- not only at the park, but at stores and malls, even a YWCA breakfast -- as the Easter Bunny makes the rounds ahead of the holiday.For details on the nature walk, call the park office at 410-222-6244.Other opportunities to catch the costumed creature will arise during the next weeks as the Easter Bunny appears at various spots along the trail to pose for pictures with children.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | April 21, 1994
Park workers and volunteers will try to entice hummingbirds and other wildlife to Anne Arundel County's most popular park as they mark Earth Day by planting gardens this weekend.Volunteers will weed and clean the area and plant flowers and shrubs by a small pond behind the headquarters of the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Park. The Earleigh Heights site is small -- about 50 yards by 100 yards -- but the plans are big.More than 500,000 people use the 13.3-mile B&A Trail each year. The Earleigh Heights pond is the only one the county is actively managing and developing for wildlife along the narrow trail.
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