The weather today will be sunny with a high near 30 and a low around 20. Wind chill values as low as -4 and gusts as high as 21 mph. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 41 and a low around 25. Sunday will be sunny with a high near 47 and a low around 30.
Julie Gardiner shared her slopeside sunrise with us:
Did you know? The Garrett County Arts Council operates The Gallery Shop in downtown Oakland; a retail gallery of fine arts and crafts of regional artists. There are more than 340 artists and artisans participating in juried displays and exhibits. Make sure to stop by soon; a new show just went on display.
Have you heard of the Backyard Buffers Program? There are free trees (such as Swamp White Oak, Serviceberry, Hazelnut, River Birch, Silver Maple) available to landowners with a stream, pond or other waterway on their land. Each packet contains 25 bare-root seedlings of species suitable for planting in wet areas. Call 301-334-3296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
The Deep Creek Watershed Foundation is asking supporters to send letters to Senator Edwards and Delegate Beitzel. In addition to the $1 million allocations under the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund (SLPRF), the aforementioned representatives have introduced companion bills SB 582 and HB 877. This proposed legislation will increase SLPRF funding to $3M/year. Contact the DCWF with any questions.
More trout were recently stocked in Garrett County:
- Casselman River (Delayed Harvest): 2,450 rainbow trout
- North Branch Potomac River/Barnum: 900 golden and rainbow trout
- North Branch Potomac River/Kitzmiller: 450 golden and rainbow trout
- North Branch Potomac River/Westernport: 900 golden and rainbow trout
- Youghiogheny River/Friendsville: 450 golden and rainbow trout
- Youghiogheny River/Oakland: 900 golden and rainbow trout
Mark your calendars for a spaghetti dinner to benefit local radio personality and colleague Jim Shaffer. The dinner will be held February 29 from 12:00 – 6:00 at the Oakland Fire Hall.
Ask the Deep Creek Mountain Land Company about free Wisp lift tickets with a property tour!
Spring is in the air! Sign-ups are for Central Garrett Little League still open till February 28th. The draft will be Saturday, February 29th, at Friendsville Elementary school gym. All new softball and little league kids and kids moving up a division must attend.
Also, Oakland Youth Baseball League sign-ups are still open online. Sign-up as soon as possible; teams will be forming within the next few weeks.