Environmental projects in Cape St. Claire could hamper traffic

An oak tree is being removed on Cape St. Claire Road. It is one of multiple projects that could impede traffic in the coming weeks.
An oak tree is being removed on Cape St. Claire Road. It is one of multiple projects that could impede traffic in the coming weeks. (HANDOUT)

Cape St. Claire Residents will need some extra patience in the upcoming weeks. In addition to the usual beach traffic, there are some ongoing projects that will require drivers to take extra care.

On May 22, Cape St. Claire Community Association President Beau Breeden took to social media to remind residents of the ongoing work on Cape St Claire Road to remove the large dead oak tree near the intersection of Forest Terrace. This is part of the Cape St. Claire Road Project; the next step is landscaping crews that will plant at the firehouse and along the bike path nearly 1,000 plants and trees required to complete the project.


In addition, residents of Cape St. Claire have probably noticed the onset of the Storm Water Management Project. On May 22, an environmental construction company began improving the storm water outflow near Cape St. Claire Park. Trucks and other construction vehicles will be impacting Cape St. Claire Road over the course of the next three months.

This project has been publicized through the community newsletter, on social media, as well as at a March 1 public information meeting. The entrance to the project will be across from the shopping center main entrance, and will be active for the next 3-6 months during the project.


The county’s letter said the work to be performed will consist of stabilizing and restoring the channel to meet the Chesapeake Bay and local restoration goals and ensuring its meets current codes and standards.

“This will serve to improve the overall functionality of the channel, lower the county’s maintenance costs, and improve the water quality treatment component of the channel which ultimately discharges to the Magothy River. Upon completion of construction, the County will continue to maintain the channel,” the letter reads.

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (WPRP) is a division within the DPW working to improve ecosystem health in the county. A presentation from the county on the scope of the work is available at: https://cscia.org/cape-st-claire-park-stormwater-outfall-r…/ The Project manager is Joe Ports, who, while unavailable for comment, has posted his contact information and the WPRP has repeatedly reached out on social media for citizens to express any concerns.

Ports can be reached at (410) 222-0544 orpwport44@aacounty.org

Every step counts

Registration is now open for Bello Machre’s 27 Annual Every Step Counts Walk, Bike and 5K Run at Anne Arundel Community College. Every Step Counts will be held June 9, 8 a.m.-noon. This event will feature a moon bounce, face painting, children’s games and prizes, food and music.

The event is designed to promote education and awareness about people with developmental disabilities who live and work within the community.

“We love how it brings people together to walk, bike, run and cheer each other on,” said Tracy Lynott, development director of Bello Machre. “Proceeds from Every Step Counts will support children, teens, adults and seniors with developmental disabilities served by Bello Machre.”

The walk (1-mile), bike (5 miles), and 5K run course begins and ends at AACC and is suited for all ages. The 5K Run is a professionally timed event for each registered participant. Awards will be presented to the fastest three times for both men and women, as well as in eight age groups.

All participants under the age of 15 will receive a participation medal. Walkers, bikers and runners are encouraged to set up a personalized pledge page by texting ESC to 71777 to sign up and/or donate.

To register, pledge money or volunteer, contact Jenna Fisher at jenna.fisher@bellomachre.org. To volunteer, contact Michele Marshall at michele.marshall@bellomachre.org To become a sponsor, contact Tracy Lynott at tracy.lynott@bellomachre.org.

Joey Sudo Memorial Golf Classic

St. Andrew By the Bay will host the Fourth Annual Joey Sudo Memorial Golf Classic at Compass Pointe Golf Course in Pasadena June 15. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with shotgun start at 9 a.m. A four player, scramble-style tournament includes lunch on the course, a buffet dinner, unlimited beer and soda, a hole-in-one prize and awards ceremony, as well as raffles, door prizes, and a silent auction.

A hole-in-one wins $10,000. Cost is $100 per player and $400 per foursome. Tickets can be purchased at kofc.ticketleap.com/joey4. For more information or to become an event sponsor, call Joe Sudo at 410-279-9847. Business and individual sponsors are sought and companies or individuals that sponsor holes will be recognized with their names on a sign at the hole.


In conjunction with the Sudo Family, the council hosts this fundraiser in memory of Joey Sudo who died of a rare cancer in April 2012. The Joey Sudo Memorial Fund was established by the council and the Sudo family to honor Joey’s life and legacy of bravery under adversity.

The fund has distributed over $13,000 in support of individuals and families struggling with serious, life-threatening, or terminal illnesses. In addition, in the last two years it has given more than $3,000 worth of Legos sets used as BINGO prizes for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

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