Pictured above are representatives from DNR, MDE and Garrett County at the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) which establishes a cooperative partnership engaged in the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan (WMP) and puts in place an Advisory Council to facilitate the implementation of the WMP. The representatives are, from left to right,
Director, Department of Planning and Land Management, Debbie Carpenter
; Commissioner, Larry Tichnell; DNR Secretary, Mark Belton; Commissioner, Jim Hinebaugh; MDE Secretary, Ben Grumbles; County Commission Chairman, Paul Edwards; DNR Biologist, Julie Bortz; MDE Science Services Administration, Ken Shanks, and Watershed Coordinator, Gary Aronhalt. Ms. Carpenter, Mr. Shanks, Ms. Bortz and Mr. Aronhalt form the Advisory Council. The MOU may be seen here.