On October 9th the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced it has abandoned the proposal to let offroad vehicles (ORV) roam on Sideling Hill, one of the most iconic mountains in Western Maryland. Sideling Hill is a treasured natural space to local residents, used for hiking, birdwatching, and hunting. And the 340-foot deep notch where Interstate 68 was cut through the mountain makes it a recognizable landmark from many miles away. Conservationists from around Maryland joined forces with local residents against the ORV proposal, urging DNR to protect our precious state-owned lands. Now let's thank DNR for saying no to ORVs.
Maryland Chapter joined forces with residents of Hancock, MD, in opposing 24 miles of new off-road vehicle trails on Sideling Hill, the iconic mountain where I-68 passes through a road cut 340 feet deep, visible from miles away. And thanks to your voices, we won!