County Executive Leopold visited Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena last week to thank Recreation and Parks employees for clearing more than 300 cubic yards of storm damage from the beach.
“Our employees demonstrated today that we can accomplish a task successfully while also saving taxpayer dollars,” County Executive Leopold said. “Director Rick Anthony and his team should be recognized for getting the job done in one day for the benefit of one of our best parks.”
The department received estimates of between $25,000 and $50,000 to hire a contractor for the cleanup and also a week to do the job. Instead, employees came in with work gloves today and hamburgers and hot dogs and cleared four large areas of shoreline. The debris collected from the aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee, which included opening almost all of the floodgates upstream at Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River.