From the office of state Sen. Barry Glassman:
Annapolis, MD – A few hardy North Harford students and faculty braved the snow on Tuesday and travelled to Annapolis to testify on one of North Harford Senator Barry Glassman’s legislative proposals.
Senate Bill 129 would create a task force to study the State regulations governing the development of wetland projects at secondary schools designed to teach students about wastewater discharge, stormwater run-off and other environmental issues. The task force would also make recommendations regarding steps the State can take to streamline regulations to make the wetland teaching projects possible.
North Harford High School is currently attempting to re-connect their teaching wetlands, which was created 12 years ago by private and public partnerships. Since the school’s renovation and construction of the new wastewater plant, the students and faculty have been hampered by regulatory hurdles with Board of Education and Maryland Department of the Environment. The teaching wetland model is from grants and not local funds.
Senator Glassman said “The students and faculty did a great job with their power point presentation and describing the benefits of these unique teaching wetlands.”
Senator Glassman is beginning his second term in the Maryland Senate and served previously as a Harford County Councilman and Maryland State Delegate. If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Senator Glassman at (410) 440-9267.