Friday, March 14, 2008
It's been 15 years since a group of high school and middle school students raised money to help save Kilgore Falls (known to locals as Falling Branch) from being sold to private owners. We built the first trail to the falls, and helped to maintain the property.
A few years ago, we formed "Friends of Falling Branch" as a response to Kilgore Falls being placed on the Maryland Department of the Environment's potential surplus property list by the Governor at the time and DNR, without the knowledge of most Maryland officials. The senate and house have since passed a bill that would prevent a governor from selling parkland and open space without legislative approval.
Falling Branch is currently part of Rocks State Park in Harford County, Maryland. It's the second highest waterfall in Maryland and a great place for a quick and easy hike in the morning. It was featured in the Disney movie, "Tuck Everlasting".
This weekend, a bunch of the old Ecology Club members are meeting for a little reunion at the falls. It will be nice to see everyone!