CALIFORNIA, Md. (June 6, 2011) – TOMORROW, Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown will participate in a wade-in of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed at Myrtle Point Park with 4th graders from Chesapeake Public Charter School to promote cleanup efforts for the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Participants will stand shoulder to shoulder on the beach and wade in slowly to determine how deep sunlight reaches into the water, an indicator of the health of the river.
In 1988, former Maryland State Senator C. Bernard Fowler began annual wade-ins in the Patuxent River. Following Senator Fowler’s lead, wade-ins have been established across the watershed, and are one of the ways Maryland’s Tributary Teams highlight local water quality and get their communities involved.
Under the leadership of the O’Malley Brown Administration, funding for the Chesapeake Bay 2010 Trust Fund has more than doubled, providing $20 million to protect and support the health of one of our State’s greatest resources.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Participate in Wade-In With Students to Promote Bay Cleanup Efforts
WHERE: Myrtle Point Park
WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 7th, 2011