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County completes Nottingham-area stream restoration projects

NOTTINGHAM, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Friday that Baltimore County had recently completed six large-scale stream restoration projects in four severely compromised waterways in order to address erosion, reduce pollutant and sediment loads, and improve water quality and aquatic habitat locally, and in the Chesapeake Bay. “We have significantly increased funding to our Capital Waterway Improvement Program to address …


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Councilman Marks announces start of stream valley improvements in White Marsh

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday the start of improvements to repair a stream valley in White Marsh. Around August 27th, contractors will begin work to restore approximately 7,000 linear feet of the West Branch of the White Marsh Run North Fork. This stream valley extends along near the Southfield and Castlemill Circle communities. The waterway has become …


Belair Road closed in Perry Hall due to flooding

Authorities say a busy, Perry Hall thoroughfare has been shut down due to flooding. The Maryland State Highway Administration advises that Belair Road has been shut down in both directions at Ridgely’s Choice in Nottingham. Motorists should use an alternate route. The National Weather Service also advises that White Marsh Run is over flood stage at 13.4 feet and is …

State Highway Administration to improve Belair Road in Overlea, Fullerton this spring & summer

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will be improving safety and ride quality along Belair Road between I-695 and Dunfield Road in Overlea/Fullerton. The 1.5-mile project will be completed by late-summer. The $4.5 million project includes patching, paving, and re-striping both directions of Route 1, as well as repairing and upgrading concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway aprons …

Councilman Marks announces start of work to improve major tributary in Carney

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday the start of work to improve a major tributary in Carney that leads to the White Marsh Run. Starting next summer, Baltimore County will restore approximately 2,300 linear feet of degraded stream from the stormwater pond south of Concord Court to where Upton Road crosses the stream. Contractors will use natural channel …

STUDY: White Marsh Run filled with fecal waste

If you’ve been thinking about taking a swim in some local waterways, you might want to think about the timing of that dip. Reent tests by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation found fecal matter measurements that were up to 450 times higher than federal safety limits at some Maryland swimming holes. The foundation tested the water for harmful bacteria after heavy …