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DOC Inmates Clear Storm Debris At Sandy Point State Park


October 4, 2011 -- Maryland Division of Correction pre-release inmates furthered their assistance efforts to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this week, when they finished clearing a popular beach that was littered with logs and debris in the wake of multiple hurricanes and tropical storms.

The inmate crew, from Jessupís Brockbridge Correctional Facility, worked swiftly, filling six huge dumpsters during the two-day cleanup, during which they traveled along the mile-long beach with a DNR public works officer.

Sandy Point, at the western tip of the Bay Bridge in Anne Arundel County, is one of the stateís most popular public beaches and the scene of many large gatherings and festivals. The recent storms left huge logs, trees, and other debris ashore.

Inmate Public Works Coordinator John Rowley has worked with DNR on a number of other projects, and soon, inmates may be back at Sandy Point working on the 280-acre state parkís picnic shelters.

For more information on how your community or non-profit might be able to benefit from what we at DPSCS call Public Safety Works, contact John Rowley at 301-729-7690.