Governor Ehrlich Announces BPW Approval of $37,550 in Program Open Space Funds for Parkland in Talbot County
New park provides access to Tuckahoe Creek for town residents
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Restating his support for local parks, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. today announced Board of Public Works approval of $37,550 in Program Open Space funds to acquire park acreage in Talbot County.
“Within the town limits of Queen Anne, public access to Tuckahoe Creek has long been insufficient,” said Governor Ehrlich. “This new park will improve access for town residents and for those who live nearby.”
The Board approved $37,550 to acquire a quarter-acre plot to establish a new park in Queen Anne, located in the northeast corner of Talbot County. For both town and county residents, Moore’s Tuckahoe Creek Park will provide a place to fish, have a picnic, and relax along the banks of the creek.
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.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to Maryland citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 435,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, as well as Maryland's wildlife and fishery species for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, the department manages natural, historic and cultural resources that attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov