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Stream restoration project to begin June 1 at Heavenly Waters Park in Bel Air

Work is set to begin Tuesday, June 1, on a watershed protection and restoration project at Heavenly Waters Park along the Ma & Pa Heritage Trail in Bel Air.

About 1,450 feet of a tributary to Winters Run will be restored and portions of it will be realigned, according to a news release from Harford County Government.

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The of the planned watershed protection and restoration project at Heavenly Waters Park in Bel Air is shown.
The of the planned watershed protection and restoration project at Heavenly Waters Park in Bel Air is shown. (Courtesy Harford County Government)

On the south side of the pond, part of the embankment and pipe will be removed to better protect the environment, and a new pedestrian bridge will be built over the stream where the bank is removed. On the north side, a new pedestrian bridge will replace an existing one over the stream.

The project will improve stream health by removing pollutants from parking lot runoff and improve aesthetics of the area, the release states.

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Construction is expected to take about nine months. The trail will remain open during the project except for possible temporary closures so materials can be delivered. No work will be done on weekends.

The $1.03 million project, being completed by Meadville Land Services Inc., is being funded in part with an $880,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Atlantic Bays Trust Fund.

Citizens with questions about the project should contact Construction Inspection in the Department of Public Works, 410-638-3217, ext. 2442.

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