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County Invites the Community to Share Ideas for Addressing Litter in Rivers

"Trash the Litter, Not Your River" Meetings Scheduled

Towson, Maryland (May 23, 2013) – Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability is seeking input from the community as it develops a strategy to stop littering and to remove trash from local streams, rivers and lakes. 

"We all need to make the connection that trash on our streets becomes trash in our streams and rivers and ultimately pollutes the Chesapeake Bay and our drinking water reservoirs," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. 

EPS is hosting a series of "Trash the Litter, Not Your River" public meetings to seek information from residents, community leaders and environmental groups about locations where litter is a problem and to get feedback on potential strategies for targeting litter in communities. One session has taken place in Randallstown and two others are scheduled:

  • Cockeysville
    Wednesday, May 28
    6 to 7:30 p.m. 
    Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park
    1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • Dundalk
    Wednesday, June 4
    6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Patapsco High School Auditorium
    8100 Wise Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21222

"We have been actively monitoring the streams and rivers in Baltimore County and have found that litter is building up," said EPS Director Vince Gardina. "We know it comes from litter on streets and in neighborhoods and we want to hear from people in each area about problem areas and potential solutions."