As you may be aware the State's Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund (SLPRF) was Funded in the last Maryland legislative session at $1M/year for three years. While this amount was far less than had been requested, it constitutes recognition by the State that the State has a responsibility for the 16 lakes it owns.
In the current legislative session Senator Edwards and Delegate Beitzel have introduced bills to increase SLPRF funding to $3M/year and remove the "sunset" clause of three years. Clearly this increase in funding without a "sunset" clause will benefit all Maryland lakes and, in particular, Deep Creek Lake.
Please take a moment to send letters of support for these Bills to both Senator Edwards at
and Delegate Beitzel at
. A draft letter that you may use as a guide for your letter may be seen here
. Please add your own views and "spin" to your letters. If you are a Maryland resident living outside of Garrett County, please consider writing to your Senator and/or Delegate.
Thanks for your help!