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Governor O’Malley to Address Graduates

Aug 05, 2011 06:27PM ● Published by Anonymous

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

280 STUDENTS TO GRADUATE FROM CONSERVATION JOBS CORPS

Governor Martin O’Malley to Address Graduates

WHAT: CONSERVATION JOBS CORPS GRADUATION

WHO: Governor Martin O’Malley
280 CJC participants
Parents and family members

WHERE: North Point State Park
Trolley Barn Pavilion
9000 Bay Shore Road
Edgemere, MD 21219

WHEN: Friday, August 5, 2011
Interview opportunities: 10:45 a.m.
Ceremony begins: 12:30 p.m.

Governor Martin O’Malley will help honor 280 at-risk youth graduating from the Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC) at a ceremony on Friday, August 5.

This year, Maryland Conservation Corps members, Maryland Park Service staff and Conservation Jobs Corps crew chiefs led projects and provided mentoring for the five-member CJC crews at Gunpowder Falls State Park, Patapsco Valley State Park, Susquehanna State Park, Assateague State Park, Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and the Gwynns Falls Trail Park in Baltimore City. Their projects included resource conservation, trail maintenance, forest buffer planting, creating of rain gardens, river, stream and beach clean-ups, identifying species of trees and much more. In addition, CJC crew members learned about the environment though participation in outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, camping and art work.

Youth participants will be available for interview beginning at 10:45 a.m.
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DIRECTIONS FROM NORTH BALTIMORE:

Take Baltimore Beltway 695-south towards Essex/Key Bridge. Follow 695 to Exit 42 (151 Sparrows Point/North Point Boulevard). Exit and bear right onto 151 South to first light. Make left onto North Point Road (Route 20). Follow through Edgemere for 1.9 miles to North Point State Park on left.

DIRECTIONS FROM SOUTH BALTIMORE:

Take Baltimore Beltway 695 North towards Glen Burnie/Key Bridge. Follow 695 over Key Bridge to Exit 43 (Bethlehem Boulevard/Sparrows Point). Get off at Exit 43 and make left at first blinking light (Bethlehem Boulevard). Follow Bethlehem Boulevard/158 East for one mile to North Point Boulevard. Cross over North Point Boulevard onto North Point Road (Route 20). Follow Route 20 through Edgemere for 1.9 miles to park on left.

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

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