News from the DNR Office of Communications

DNR Funds Carroll County Kiosks Marking Water Trail

Detour, Md. (June 23, 2010) — Carroll County installed permanent outdoor kiosks marking its water trail on Double Pipe Creek thanks to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Waterway Improvement Fund. The kiosks provide mapping and general information for recreational boaters using the trail.

“We have a long history of working with DNR to improve boating conditions at our parks, including previous projects at Piney Run Park and now at our Double Pipe Creek water trail,” said Carroll County Department and Recreation Park Director Jeff Degitz. “DNR’s support of these projects has been critical and allowed for these improvements to be enjoyed by county residents.”

In addition to mapping and general information about the trail, the kiosks supply seasonal information at put-in and take-out points for canoe and kayak users on Double Pipe Creek. Located several miles northwest of Westminster, Double Pipe Creek is a major tributary of the Monocacy River in Carroll and Frederick Counties.

The total cost for the purchase and installation of the kiosks was $6,884. The Waterway Improvement Fund is funded by a five percent excise tax paid when a boat is registered in Maryland. To learn more about the fund or boating in Maryland, visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/boating.


   June 23, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 461,000 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