Task force tackles building a greenway trail in Towson – Baltimore Sun

A task force established by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks to recommend improvements to the Herring Run watershed will present its findings at a meeting Monday.

The Six Bridge Trail project task force seeks to connect neighborhood parks in Towson through an environmentally responsible trail, as well as improvements to prevent erosion to the Herring Run watershed and public and private funding to reach these goals, according to recommendations released last week ahead of the meeting.

Herring Run is a roughly 11-mile tributary of the Back River that begins in Baltimore County and winds through Towson before opening up into Baltimore City and ending at the Back River.

The trail system recommended by the task force would connect Radebaugh Neighborhood Park, which is proposed for the former Radebaugh Florist property in Aigburth Manor, to county-owned land at Stevenson Lane, near Knollwood and Overbrook.

Five bridges and a road currently connect the land along property owned by Baltimore County, the Wiltondale Improvement Association and one private homeowner, who has agreed to an easement on his property if a bridge he is responsible for is repaired. Existing paths along the proposed trail are a mix of footpaths, gravel and asphalt.

“The first priority is to stabilize and improve the Herring Run watershed, which has eroded and deteriorated over many years,” said Marks, a Republican who represents Towson.

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