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Elk Neck State Park Boat Launch Ramps To Close For Renovations

North East, MD (March 8, 2010) — The Maryland Park Service will temporarily close the boat launching ramps in the Rogue’s Harbor area of Elk Neck State Park for renovations on or after March 22, due to safety concerns during the construction project. This area will remain closed for up to 10 weeks.

The Maryland Park Service will make every effort to minimize the length of this closure; however, the exact length of closure depends on many conditions, including suitable weather and tidal conditions.

The existing piers, pilings and bulkhead were damaged by several storms and those damages will be repaired. Additionally, the decking on the piers and bulkhead will be replaced. The project will provide a safe and user friendly launching facility accessible to the public.

For further information contact park headquarters at (410) 287-5333.

   March 8, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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