Winners of Baltimore County’s Clean Green 15 anti-litter initiative to be announced at Parkville Middle

Parkville Middle SchoolBaltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler will announce the 12 winning schools of the annual “Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge.”

The announcement will be made at Parkville Middle School on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

The top performing schools will be awarded grants to create environmental projects. This year, the litter challenge involved more than 5,000 volunteers who participated in 338 clean-ups throughout Baltimore County, resulting in the removal of tons of trash from school and community properties. The anti-litter initiative encouraged BCPS schools and community organizations to conduct litter clean-ups and anti-littering outreach this past year.

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Debbie Phelps, executive director of The Education Foundation of BCPS, will serve as the program emcee.

Through the initiative, participating groups registered their “Clean Green” events on the BCPS website and designated which BCPS school would receive credit for their efforts. Environmental literacy grants from The Education Foundation of BCPS are awarded to schools based on the clean-up activity credited to winning schools as well as other anti-litter education and outreach efforts.

Grants are to be used for school-based instruction that emphasizes the theme of environmental literacy. Sponsors include BGE, The Education Foundation of BCPS, the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, and BCPS.

Parkville Middle School is located at 8711 Avondale Road in Parkville (21234).

 


Water main break reported in Parkville

Water Main BreakSome Parkville residents are being affected by a Tuesday water main break.

The Department of Public Works reports that an eight-inch main has ruptured in the 9500 block of Avondale Road (21234).

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Approximately thirty residents and one fire hydrant are currently without service.

There has been no ETA on repairs.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

 


Downed trees wreak havoc on local roadways; winds force bridge closures

Road ClosedThe high winds continued to wreak havoc on local roadways on Friday morning.

At just after 10 a.m., officials reported that the intersection of Harford Road at Mountain Road in Fallston had been shut down due to a downed tree blocking all lanes.

Another tree is down along Belair Road at Vale Road in Fallston.  All northbound lanes of Belair Road have been shut down.

Also in Fallston, the intersection of Friendship Road and Winsted Drive is closed to due a downed tree and wires in the roadway.

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In Joppa, a downed tree is blocking the intersection of Philadelphia Road at Old Mountain Road.

Philadelphia Road is also shut down near Pauls Lane in Joppa due to a tree in the roadway.

In Parkville, a tree is down at the intersection of Putty Hill Avenue at Avondale Road.

In addition, along I-95, the Tydings Bridge and Hatem Bridge are in temporary closure due to high winds.

Crews are on scene attempting to clear the trees. There has been no estimate as to when the roads will be reopened.

Motorists should use an alternate route.