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The Fields at Renaissance Park

Water Quality Wet Pond

 

—Hopkins Creek Watershed, Middle River —

 
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By Don Morfe, February 10, 2013
1. The Fields at Renaissance Park Marker
Inscription. This water quality wet pond was constructed in 2006 to reduce pollution entering Hopkins Creek, Middle River, and the Chesapeake Bay. The pond filters the runoff draining from 124 acres of land including Stemmers Run Elementary School, the Middlesex Community and Eastern Avenue. Wet ponds are among the most effective storm water practices for filtering pollution such as nitrogen, phosphorus, suspended solids, metals and bacteria.

Aquatic plants improve water quality by absorbing excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. An Ecosystem is a community of living and non-living things that are dependent on each other. Elements of this ecosystem include the aquatic plants around the perimeter of the pond and the fish population stocked by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. How many other elements of the pond ecosystem can you find?

Largemouth Bass and Bluegill inhabit the pond along with a variety of other aquatic life, creating the basis for a food chain.
 
Erected by Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management.
 
Location. 39° 19.074′ N, 76° 27′ W. Marker is in Essex, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Old Eastern Avenue 0.2 miles north of Stemmers

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By Don Morfe, February 10, 2013
2. The Fields at Renaissance Park Marker
Run Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Essex MD 21221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Orems Schools (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cox's Point Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); North Point Battlefield (approx. 3.3 miles away); Aquila Randall Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Proud of Our Stand (approx. 3.3 miles away); Delay Tactic (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hitting Home (approx. 3.3 miles away); Squeeze Tactic (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Environment
 
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By Don Morfe, February 10, 2013
3. The Fields at Renaissance Park Marker
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By Don Morfe, February 10, 2013
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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