Gunpowder Volunteers Needed to Maintain MD DNR Wash Stations

We just received this information from Dennis Genito at Baltimore County DEPRM, (Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management). So, if you’d like to help out please contact him using the link below and we’ll have an informational meeting at Backwater Angler sometime in the near future.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management (DEPRM) is looking for volunteers to assist with the upkeep of boot wash stations at six locations along the Gunpowder Falls. The boot wash stations are meant to help stop the spread of the invasive alga Didymosphenia geminata, which was discovered in the Gunpowder Falls in 2008. Employees of Backwater Angler, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Baltimore County currently maintain the stations.The boot wash stations are at Falls Road (upper and lower parking lots), Masemore Road, Bunker Hill Road, York Road, and Bluemount Road.Theaux has volunteered the use of the shop for a brief meeting to inform everyone interested what needs to be done. This may include delivering salt (stored at Backwater Angler) to a cleaning station, adding water to the boot wash pan, and possibly removing small amounts of trash or recyclables. You can volunteer for one or more stations, for anywhere from a couple of times per month to whatever you’re schedule will allow. If you’re interested, contact Dennis Genito at Baltimore County DEPRM, by phone (410-887-4488) or email

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