Harford’s Glassman Administration Nets $492K Grant Funding to Improve Joppatowne Waterways


Barry Glassman Harford County Seal


Harford County Executive Barry Glassman’s administration will receive grants totaling $492,000 requested from the state of Maryland’s Waterway Improvement Fund to enhance recreational boating opportunities in Joppatowne.  In a May 27 letter to County Executive Glassman, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state grants, which will be available on July 1, 2016, for county government to complete the following projects:


  • $350,000 for maintenance dredging of the existing channel in the Gunpowder River
  • $100,000 for dredging the channel upstream of the Taylor Creek public boat launch at Mariner Point Park
  • $42,500 for dredging to restore boating access to Foster Branch headwaters in Joppatowne, with matching funds from county government


“I would like to thank Gov. Larry Hogan, the Harford County Delegation and the Maryland General Assembly for granting my administration’s request for funding to enhance recreational opportunities and boating safety in Joppatowne,” said County Executive Glassman. “In addition to the economic benefits, improving public access to our waterways allows our citizens to enjoy the natural wonders of our beautiful county and state.”



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