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TOWSON -- The county's Department of Environmental...


TOWSON -- The county's Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management has hired a Gaithersburg company to restore part of Herring Run.

Environmental Quality Resources Inc. was awarded a $170,000 contract to restore approximately 1,400 feet of the stream in Wiltondale, Knollwood and Overbrook by using natural stabilization techniques and plantings. Work is expected to begin next month and be completed in 30 days.

A second project to restore Herring Run south of Goucher Boulevard is expected to begin next fall. Biohabitats Inc. of Timonium has a $50,000 contract to design that project.

Aquarium to hold program at Towson library Jan. 9


TOWSON -- National Aquarium in Baltimore will present a program exploring common misconceptions and fears about sea creatures, at a session being held at the Towson library in the 300 block of York Road at 2 p.m. Jan. 9.

Free tickets will be available Saturday.

Information: 410-887-6166.

Graduation rally to recognize 350 sixth-graders in DARE


ESSEX -- A graduation rally will recognize 350 sixth-grade students at Deep Creek Elementary School who have completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program this year, county police said yesterday.

The rally, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the school, also will recognize the work of a dozen high-school students who worked with the sixth-graders in role-modeling sessions designed to illustrate the perils of substance abuse.

The county's DARE program began in 1986. Thirteen police officers work in classrooms, teaching a 17-lesson course in resisting drugs and alcohol. The program is given to about 10,000 students each year at public and private schools.

The public is invited to the Prince Hall Masons' observance of the 135th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at 3 p.m. Jan. 3 in the Samuel T. Daniels Sanctuary in its Grand Lodge, 1301 Eutaw Place.

In September 1862, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the proclamation, effective Jan. 1, 1863, freeing slaves in all territories at war with the Union.

Ravens players to hold holiday parties for PAL

Some Ravens players and mothers of other team members will sponsor Christmas parties today for members of the Baltimore Police Athletic League.

From 10 a.m. until noon at the ESPN Zone at the Power Plant, Brad Jackson, Tyrell Peters and Floyd Turner and Ben Cavil, who will dress as Santa Claus, will provide lunch for 50 PAL members and give them a card to allow them to play video sports games.

At 6 p.m. in the North Lounge of Ravens Stadium, members of the Professional Football Mother's Association will welcome 250 PAL members. The "Mom Squad" has been conducting motivational workshops at the Crispus Attucks and Goodnow PAL centers.

Pub Date: 12/22/98

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