Maryland Board of Public Works and Governor Ehrlich says Elk Landing Property Valuable

In 2005, when the Maryland Board of Public Works issued a payment to reimburse the Town of Elkton for the purchase of the 20 acres the town is now trying to sell, Governor Ehrlich and the State had this to say about the importance of th land:

 

“The Board approved $52,953 in Program Open Space funds as the third installment in acquiring 20 additional acres to expand Elk Landing Park in the town of Elkton. This acquisition complements an earlier purchase of a 42-acre tract that contains structures important in the history of Cecil County. This site at the convergence of Big and Little Elk Creeks played a key role in colonial shipping and commerce, and its preservation will stimulate local and regional tourism. Now used for agriculture, the land will provide additional open space and access to the creeks for residents, serve as a crucial link in Elkton’s Greenways Plan to parkland to the north, and preserve environmentally sensitive riparian areas. The town intends to request additional installments as funds become available.”

 

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