Friends of New Germany
November 1, 2008
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The Friends of New Germany, Inc. is just one of
the 25 “Friends of…” groups in the Maryland State Parks. Each group works
with the park staff for the betterment of that respective park. Funds are
raised by various means (including grants) for projects, special events and
On November 1, 2008 members of The Friends of New Germany met with Park Manager Mike Gregory to discuss plans for the future - some very ambitious. Among these are:
A Native plant garden by the new dam. This would include a butterfly garden as well as native plants.
Development of a new amphitheater, also to be near the new dam.
Spring will bring several programs including a Fishing Rodeo, Native Plant Program, and Park Clean-up as well as an Auction Fundraiser.
Various interpretative signs will be placed in the park building.
The Friends of New Germany has been very instrumental in a “Save The Lake”
project and have
been working with the Maryland Park Service Planning Chief, Butch Norden, and outside consultants about
plans for the future
of the lake.
Mike Gregory, Manager of New Germany State Park, is shown pointing out the location of the planned amphitheater, as well as the new “Native Plant Garden”. Mike also provided updates on the Maryland Park Service and the Department of Natural Resources.
The Friends of New Germany is a non-profit foundation established for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing park facilities, trails and programs.
For further information about volunteering at New Germany State Park, contact:
Melissa McCormick, Volunteer
New Germany State Park
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville MD 21536
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