Governor Ehrlich Announces BPW Approval of $80,750 in Program Open Space Funds for
Anne Arundel County
Funds Benefit Beverly Triton Beach Park
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Restating his commitment to supporting park projects, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. today announced Board of Public Works approval of $80,750 in Program Open Space funds for parkland in Anne Arundel County. The funds are committed to the county through Program Open Space, which is administered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
“Beverly Triton Beach Park is a beautiful natural area on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay,” said Governor Ehrlich. “I am pleased to support a project that helps prevent misuse of park property and adds wildlife habitat as well.”
The Board approved $80,750 to acquire a 1.2-acre parcel on the west side of Beverly Triton Beach Park. Besides adding mature woodland and a field to the park, this acquisition will curtail incidents of trespassing, dumping, and poaching by eliminating an uncontrolled entrance from Shesley Road. The 341-acre park, intended to serve mostly as a nature preserve, is largely wooded, contains ponds and wetlands, and has more than a mile of shoreline on the Chesapeake Bay above the Rhode and West Rivers.
DNR’s Program Open Space is a nationally recognized program that provides funding for Maryland’s state and local parks and conservation areas. More than 4,600 county and municipal park and conservation projects have been completed through the program, improving the quality of life for millions of Marylanders.