Board of Public Works Approval

Today, the Board of Public Works approved a request from the Department of Natural Resources to grant $40,000 of Program Open Space statewide funds for the acquisition of 3.5 acres (Tedrick property) in Washington County. This mostly forested property includes road frontage along the Old National Pike (U.S. Route 40) and will be managed by the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service as an addition to the Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area. This acquisition will expand access and public recreational opportunities and prevent residential development near the hunting area (Item 3A of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda).