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Governor Announces Program Open Space

Mar 11, 2011 05:28PM ● By Anonymous

“As the weather gets warmer, we are reminded of the great opportunities for Maryland children and families to get outside,” said Governor O’Malley. “Projects such as this one are expanding these opportunities in our communities.”

Anne Arundel County will receive $2.1 million to acquire 54 acres of land on the Broadneck Peninsula. The property features 650 feet of waterfront on the Magothy River, a 2-acre tidal pond, 43 acres of mature forest, a 2-acre historic homestead site and 7 acres of open meadow. In addition to providing public recreation opportunities and access to the Magothy River, this acquisition will conserve the historic Spriggs Farm.

Under the leadership of Governor O’Malley, the Board of Public Works has approved funding for 964 recreational projects, including Community Parks & Playgrounds, totaling over $286 million through local-side Program Open Space since 2007.