The Chesapeake Bay Trust will pitch in $115,000 toward studying improvements desired by Towson’s Knollwood-Donnybrook Improvement Association along a tributary of Herring Run, a 31-square-mile watershed with headwaters in eastern Towson.
The decision comes in response to the community association’s request for money to figure out how to shore up eroded portions of the Western Branch of Herring Run in the communities of Knollwood and Overbrook. The vision of residents is to eventually create an environmentally sound trail that joins neighborhood parks in Towson along the stream, from Burke Avenue to Stevenson Lane.
To that aim, the group applied to the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Watershed Assistance Two-Year Milestone Support grant program in September, which announced a decision to award $115,571 in a Dec. 22 letter to Knollwood-Donnybrook Improvement Association president Dave Riley.
“It’s a great thing,” Riley said of the news. “Now it really becomes a reality in the fact that a great organization like the Chesapeake Bay Trust has shown faith in the project.”