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HSIA Special Notice – Lead Volunteer Needed for September Happy Hour!

Hillsmere Residents,

The Moxie Blues Band will be playing at the Hillsmere Beach on Saturday September 9th from 5-8pm. All Hillsmere residents and their guests are welcome.

For this to be successful we need a volunteer coordinator and volunteers the evening of the event. The coordinator will be responsible for finding other volunteers, purchasing supplies, greeting the band at 3:30 to help with setup, and monitoring clean up when the event is over.

If we do not have a lead volunteer coordinator come forward, the band will still perform, but we will not be able to grill food, it would then be a bring your own picnic/drink event.

Please contact the Events Chair by Monday August 14th through the HSIA phone line at 410-263-4456.

Recreational Water Quality as of 6/22/23

Arundel Rivers Federation Water Quality Report:

Six sites did not meet water quality standards this week: Glen Isle, Hardesty’s Cove, Wilelinor, Hillsmere Beach, Holly Hill Harbor, and Upper Beards Creek. Major rain events can affect bacteria levels and may be a reason for the increased bacteria counts at some sites this week.

For the sites that did meet standards, bear in mind that swimming is not recommended after a major rain event – which we are currently in the middle of. The amount of rain we have had since Thursday morning has probably impacted the measured bacteria levels and will continue to do.

As a reminder, these samples are collected Thursday morning and go through a 24 hour processing at Anne Arundel Community College. Rainfall can impact bacteria results (often increasing bacteria in the water). We are testing for enterococcus, which is an indicator of E coli. We follow the EPA and State recommendation of a threshold of 104cfu (colony forming units).

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Additional information for water quality reporting may be found by visiting Anne Arundel County Department of Health Recreational Water Quality monitoring, The Swim Guide, and State of Maryland’s Department of the Environment.