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The Beach is Open: Beverly Triton Beach Welcomes Citizens

The Anne Arundel County Water Access Committee has been working hard to establish free and accessible access to the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries for all citizens. To that end, the group recently cut the ribbon on several new spots. Last week, we covered the opening of a kayak and canoe put-in at Shady Side Park […]

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HOT SHOTS: Shady Side Park Opens Water Access Point to the Public

There is now another place to put in kayaks and canoes in South County. Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks administrator Mark Garrity led a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday at Shady Side Park in Shady Side to open the new site. Dozens of kayakers then made their way to the water for either a five- […]

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The South River Federation Announces New Executive Director

The South River Federation Board announced today that Kate Fritz has been hired as the new Executive Director. Ms. Fritz is an environmental professional with ten years of experience in water quality, land use and sustainability planning, policy management and implementation. Over the last seven years she has played a leadership role at the Prince […]

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PHOTO BLOG: Riverfest in Shady Side

Photos courtesy of Rob Marshall, Marshall 3rd Photography. Riverfest took place in Shady Side on Saturday. The event, hosted jointly by the West/Rhode Riverkeeper, the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Discovery Village, and other sponsors, drew hundreds of people. Activities included kayaking, live music, boat tours, storytelling, crab cakes and fresh locally-caught fish and […]

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Mayo Wastewater Treatment Plan Meeting Wednesday at Quiet Waters

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works is undertaking a plan to close the Mayo Sewage Treatment facility on Pure Water Way (off Loch Haven Road) and migrate wastewater treatment to the Edgewood Road plant in Annapolis. The three-year plan will cost an estimated $54.8 million. On Wednesday, county officials will host a meeting […]

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Tuesday’s Meeting on Renaissance Festival Plans Draws Over 200 to Southern Middle

At a packed public meeting at Southern Middle School on Tuesday, over 200 residents showed up to say that they don’t want the Maryland Renaissance Festival moving to South County. Supporters of the project were not in evidence at the meeting. Earlier this year, the owners of the festival, currently operating out of a site […]

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