The scenic Patuxent River is a huge natural attraction, but a portion of the popular Patuxent River Park was a mess.
Rainwater was flowing unchecked into the river, bringing pollutants right along with it.
Old concrete steps dating back to the 1920s leading to a popular boat dock were cracked and crumbling.
“It was unusable space,” says Paul Weaver, construction branch manager at Level Green Landscaping.
But not for long. After painstaking measuring and planning and a month of challenging hand labor by Level Green crews, it’s a whole new place.
The upgrade means Maryland Green Center Award certification for the park — proof that the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission saves energy, reduces pollution runoff and helps prevent erosion along the valuable waterway.
Weaver shares how the transformation happened — and why it was so important.