Despite the gloom and doom of a few years ago about the WB&A Trail, it looks like things are moving along in a positive way. Phase I in Anne Arundel County opened last year. Construction on Phase II south of Strawberry Lane was suppose to begin in October of 2005. I haven't been out there so I don't know if that's true, but it seems encouraging. And then there's this bit of good news:
The County purchased six acres of land from Constellation Properties along Patuxent Road. Our plan is to build a future parking lot for trail visitors and possibly a Ranger Station for the WB&A Trail Park. When we completed the purchase Constellation gave the County an additional 200 acres of wetlands along the WB&A right-of-way to add to our greenway system. These two 100 acre parcels north and south of Patuxent Road allow the County to connect Patuxent Ponds Park to the greenway.
In addition the county is pursuing funding for the South Shore Trail, which will connect the WB&A with Annapolis and the B&A Trail. The news on connecting the two pieces of the WB&A with a bridge over the Patuxent is a less firm. The town of Bowie has it on its list of recommended projects for the state, but that's pretty much where it stands for now.