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Dedication of New Bill Burton Fishing Piers State Park Set for July 23

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Dedication of New Fishing Piers Set for July 23

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WHAT: Formal dedication of the Bill Burton Fishing Piers State Park

WHERE: Bill Burton Fishing Piers State Park, Cambridge, along Route 50 East

WHO: Lois Burton, wife of Bill Burton
Heather Boughey, daughter of Bill Burton
Sandra Martin, The Bay Times
DNR Staff
Other guests

WHEN: Friday, July 23, 2010
10 a.m.


BACKGROUND: The Board of Public Works approved the renaming of the Choptank River Fishing Piers in Dorchester County on July 22, 2009 in honor of Bill Burton, a reporter, writer and fisherman who for more than 50 years chronicled outdoor opportunities for Maryland citizens. Sadly, less than a month after the renaming, Bill passed away at age 82 on August 10, 2009.
The Bill Burton Fishing Piers State Park offers the perfect acknowledgment of Bill's life and work. The piers are a destination fishing location for anglers, as well as a popular access point for many working families of Maryland. Bill was instrumental in preserving the Choptank River Bridge to serve as fishing piers when the new bridge was constructed. Bill's commitment to the promotion, sustainability and prosperity of fishing and hunting in Maryland was unquestioned by those that knew him.

The Bill Burton Fishing Piers State Park is open 365 days per year, 24-hours per day.

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries, and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic, and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.DNR.Maryland.gov.

Contact:
Josh Davidsburg (410) 260-8002 or [email protected]
 


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