Maryland Needs Help Cleaning Up The Dam Mess
The releasing of all that water from the Conowingo Dam has created a huge mess in the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland DNR is looking for volunteers to help cleanup Sandy Point State Park. Which is also closed to swimming as of yesterday for safety purposes. People were actually swimming along a shoreline of deep debris and dead fish over the weekend.
Maryland DNR … “The park will remain open to the public for non-water-related activities. This includes the sandy portion of the beach, which will remain open for the usual activities, including shoreline fishing. Boaters may continue to launch from the park’s boat ramps, but are urged to exercise caution and remain vigilant for floating / submerged debris. ”
Maryland DNR is doing two large scale clean ups. Thursday the 2nd of August (tomorrow) and Saturday August 4th. Starting at 9 AM for both days.
You can sign up here at this link, volunteers are asked to register as park volunteers. Maryland DNR site … “Volunteers can arrive whenever it is convenient. The end time will be determined based on the weather and other variables. The park will provide gloves and drinking water. Volunteers will NOT have to pay the entry fee and should wear solid shoes and bring bug spray. No small children please, the debris is a tangled mess of unknown.”
Kudos to Maryland DNR and State park crews, they have been out removing huge amounts of debris from shorelines. Some of the harbors are still full of debris. Be careful boating and always wear a PFD, especially in these conditions. I have seen some crazy pictures of stuff people have hit with their lower units.