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DNR to Host Savage River Brook Trout Open House

Cumberland, Md. (January 13, 2012) ─ The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service will host an open house, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 4, to present the results from the brook trout population study in the Savage River watershed.

Field research by scientists at DNR and the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Studies (UMCES) Appalachian Lab has shown declining trends in Savage River brook trout populations. Dr. Robert Hilderbrand of UMCES and DNR Fisheries biologists will be on-hand to share the results and discuss the current status of Savage River trout populations. Visitors will be able to ask questions and offer their thoughts.

The open house will take place at Allegany Community College’s Continuing Education Building, located at 12401 Willowbrook Road in Cumberland. Visitors are encouraged to stop by at their convenience─ it should not take more than a half hour to observe and process the information. Interested citizens may also view the information and offer comments online at dnr.Maryland.gov/fisheries.

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   January 13, 2012

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

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