For the very first time Baltimore City has joined with the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance, Baltimore County, Carroll County and other sponsors to celebrate the importance of the Prettyboy Reservoir as a drinking water source for over 1 million people. The scenic Prettyboy Dam was completed in 1932 and the surrounding land was purchased by Baltimore City as a buffer to protect its drinking water. Baltimore City now wants to inform not only the local landowners but also city residents about the importance of this amazing resource.
This event will highlight the history of this reservoir and its importance. Exhibitors that are involved in any way with the reservoir will be present. A special treat will be a tour into the interior of the Dam! The event site overlooks the front of the dam so it is a special opportunity to view the spillway - a totally amazing experience!
George Lang, a local Prettyboy Dam historian, will have a booth with documents and photos of the building of the Dam as will the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance, Baltimore County DEPS, the Gunpowder Riverkeeper and the engineering firm that did recent repairs to the dam. Scales and Tails will also join us - this is an opportunity for you to see live wildlife, mostly native to Maryland, up close and personal.
An opportunity will also be available to plant trees near the site of the Reservoir Office at the junction of Armacost Road and Prettyboy Dam Road.
This event is a part of Baltimore Green Week a week-long series of programs focused on promoting environmental awareness and best sustainable practices in and around Baltimore.