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Savage River protection advocates holding public meeting

November 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Advocates for protecting the Savage River in western Maryland are holding a public meeting in Frostburg. Brent Walls of the Potomac Riverkeeper Network says the Tuesday night meeting agenda includes information from a landowner survey.


He says about 20 of more than 270 landowners participated, and most responses were positive.

The network announced the project in September in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Council of Trout Unlimited and the Savage River Watershed Association.


They want to create a management plan for the 74,000-acre watershed. They're also seeking to make the Savage River Maryland's first federally designated "wild and scenic" river.

The designation would help a local council obtain funds to protect the river through voluntary stewardship programs and regulation.

The Youghiogheny River is a state-designated "scenic and wild" river.

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