The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Anne Arundel County with two Achievement Awards, honoring the county’s Food Access and COVID Care Warmline and the county’s stream and wetland restoration at The Preserve at Eisenhower Golf Course.

NACo recognized the Warmline with an award in the Human Services category, and the county’s stream and wetland restoration at Eisenhower with an award in the Parks and Recreation category.

Employees from various county departments have served as call takers and helped the county connect over 19,000 residents with eviction prevention services, mental health counseling, vaccination appointments and other essential resources.

The stream and wetland restoration project at Eisenhower Golf Course is the result of a partnership between the Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration and the Department of Recreation and Parks. The renovation included over 13 acres of wetland creation and enhancement, 6,255 linear feet of stream restoration, and 1,343 linear feet of boardwalk to protect natural resource areas and allow floodplain connection.

The restoration work will prevent about 11,352 pounds per year of total suspended soils from entering Broad Creek, protecting our county’s waterways while also providing drainage to the course so residents will have a more enjoyable golf experience.