|Press Releases | Search DNR | DNR Home|
All-Terrain Cleanup Day - Sunday September 7th
Boonsboro, MD — Greenbrier State Park invites hikers, kayakers and scuba divers to participate in the second annual All-Terrain Cleanup Day this Sunday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will join park staff in an effort to clean Greenbrier Lake’s shoreline, surface and bottom.
“We welcome volunteers of all ages to lend a small portion of their time to help keep our local park clean and beautiful,” said Ranger Erin Thomas of Greenbrier State Park. “This is also a wonderful opportunity for students to earn service learning hours for school.”
More than twenty-five scuba divers are expected to participate in underwater cleanup on behalf of Blue Marble Divers, a full-service dive shop, located in Hagerstown. For six years, Blue Marble Divers has partnered with the park for underwater cleanup.
A limited number of kayaks will be available for lake surface cleanup. Protective gloves, trash bags and trash grabbers will also be provided to all participants. Scuba divers must be certified and properly equipped. Prizes will be awarded to volunteers that collect the most aluminum cans, glass bottles, and other recyclable materials.
Greenbrier State Park is home to a 42-acre lake and popular beach. Last year, more than 400,000 visitors enjoyed Greenbrier State Park's numerous activities including boating, swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting. The park is located just off Route 40, east of Hagerstown. For more information about Greenbrier State Park visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/western/greenbrier.html
September 3, 2008
Contact: Kara Turner
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 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