New Chesapeake Bay Public Access Guide Now Available - Southern Maryland Headline News

New Chesapeake Bay Public Access Guide Now Available


Features 650 public access sites throughout the Bay watershed

ANNAPOLIS – The Chesapeake Bay Program has announced the availability of the new Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna River and Tidal Tributaries Public Access Guide. The full-color map/guide includes more than 650 public access sites in the Bay area, providing information on boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, beach use, parking and other opportunities.

The guide was developed by the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Public Access Workgroup whose membership includes representatives from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and the federal government.

Copies of the guide are available free of charge from sources in each of the Bay states. To obtain a copy in Maryland, visit any of the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Regional Service Centers, Welcome Centers, State Park Visitor Centers or contact DNR’s Greenways and Water Trails Program at 410-260-8771.

The Greenways and Water Trails Program coordinates the development of water trails statewide and provides technical, mapping and design assistance to local governments to help plan, implement and promote water trails. Through partnerships with local governments, nonprofits organizations and citizen associations, the program is spreading the word on how establishing water trails can be effective in helping to protect and enhance local waterways, while simultaneously providing a tourist attraction and magnet for economic development. For more information on Greenways and Water Trails in Maryland visit http://www.dnr.state.md.us/greenways/watertrails.html.

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