BEL AIR — This summer, discover the natural beauty of Harford County streams, take selfies at your favorite locations and win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, a program from the Harford County Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection and Restoration.
Now in its fourth year, the program raises awareness and support for preserving natural resources. All county residents are welcome to join in the program, which will be open May 24 through Sept. 2.
“Harford County is home to scenic waterways that we want folks to enjoy and protect for future generations,” County Executive Barry Glassman said. “This award-winning program is outdoor fun for citizens of all ages and an opportunity to explore our county’s natural wonders.”
Participation is easy. Simply register and choose places to visit from the list of Harford stream locations, with the option of substituting up to five county locations of your own. Use Harford Streams’ online app to send in selfies from seven different locations to earn a free Harford Streams Summer Adventure T-shirt. Visit 11 locations for a chance to win a guided pontoon boat ride for up to 15 people on Otter Point Creek at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center; visit 15 spots for a chance at a canoe trip for up to 16 people on Deer Creek at Eden Mill Nature Center.
County residents and non-residents alike can also win a T-shirt and other prizes in a “poker run” planned for Saturday, July 20, presented in partnership with the nonprofit Visit Harford. Beginning at the Eden Mill Nature Center in Pylesville, participants will visit a total of five locations and take selfies while collecting one playing card from an attendant at each site. All participants who complete the poker run will earn a T-shirt and the players with the top poker hands will win additional prizes. Details will be published in mid-June on the county website and the Harford Streams Facebook page.
Visit the county website to register for the program, view a complete list of Harford stream locations and start uploading selfies with a stream in the background to qualify for prizes at www.harfordcountymd.gov/HarfordStreams/ SummerAdventure.
Share your adventures on social media using the hashtag #HarfordStreams2019 and follow the fun on Facebook at Harford Streams, and on Twitter @HarfordCountyMD.