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County Executive Calvin Ball Hosts Water Safety Press Conference

June 30, 2020

Media Contact:
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

After press event, ribbon cutting for new bridge in Centennial Park

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – County Executive Calvin Ball is hosting a water and swimming safety press conference on Wednesday, July 1st at 11 a.m. at Centennial Park. Ball, and other government departments, will address recent water incidents and recommendations for residents to remain safe this summer. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our indoor and outdoor pools, leading more residents to seek out natural bodies of water to swim in this summer,” said Ball. “Howard County paramedics have responded to three potential drownings in the past month alone. We want to ensure our community has the information and resources to keep their families safe when recreating this summer and beyond.”

Following the press conference, Ball will cut a ribbon on the newly completed pedestrian bridge in Centennial Park. This week, contractors completed the bridge replacement at Centennial Park West with a new epoxy coated, galvanized steel bridge with slip resistant fiberglass decking.

WHAT:         
Water Safety Press Conference   
          
WHEN:         
Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m.

WHERE:       
Centennial Park Boat Ramp, 10000 MD-108, Ellicott City, MD

WHO:           
Calvin Ball, County Executive 
Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County Health Officer
Raul Delerme, Director, Department of Recreation & Parks
Chief William Anuszewski, Department of Fire and Rescue Services
Sgt. Gregory Certeza, Department of Natural Resources
Mike Mitchell, Executive Director of Foreign-born Information and Resources Network (FIRN)

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