PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Hogan Wraps Up Eastern Shore Tour With Stops in Cambridge and Kent Narrows, Marks Another Milestone For Chesapeake Bay Restoration
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today wrapped up his four-day Eastern Shore Tour with visits to Cambridge and Kent Narrows, marking another milestone for Chesapeake Bay restoration.
Oyster Planting in Kent Narrows. Governor Hogan joined the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) in Kent Narrows to mark their 10 billionth oyster planting, an important part of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. This year, Maryland watermen had the best wild oyster they’ve had in 35 years, landing more than 500,000 bushels. The governor presented a citation to ORP, which partners with the Department of Natural Resources to conduct these plantings.
New Warehouse Facility in Cambridge. Governor Hogan stopped in Cambridge to visit the first large warehouse built in the area in more than 20 years. The 90,000 square-foot facility, which will be for dry storage and high pallet storage, is part of an ongoing revitalization of Cambridge, including a redevelopment of the city’s waterfront.
More Highlights From Governor Hogan’s Eastern Shore Tour:
Day 1: Governor Hogan began four days of events and announcements on the Eastern Shore with stops in Cecil, Kent, and Caroline Counties, before kicking off his last Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference as governor with a Thank You Event at Seacrets.
Day 2: Governor Hogan announced a new Lower Shore Coalition as part of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network, delivered his final MACo Summer Conference address as governor, broke ground on a new trail in the Pocomoke River Wildlands, and walked on the Ocean City Boardwalk.
Day 3: Governor Hogan announced a historic dredging agreement at the Port of Salisbury, took part in a groundbreaking for a new Junior Achievement Center, and visited the MACo Summer Conference Exhibit Hall.