Stop Crystal Spring Coordinator Honored by Anne Arundel Sierra Club

Former Senator Gerald Winegrad Presented with Outstanding Achievement Award

The coordinator for Stop Crystal Spring, former Senator Gerald Winegrad, was recently honored by the Anne Arundel Sierra Club for his commitment to the environment and his leadership in the effort to oppose the Crystal Spring Development project. Here is the release from the Sierra Club:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Anne Arundel Sierra Club held their Annual Dinner on January 30, where former Senator Gerald Winegrad was honored for his leadership of the Crystal Spring opposition effort.

Since January 2013, Winegrad has volunteered as the co-leader of a citizens’ coalition against the development planned at Crystal Spring, a massive residential and commercial project at the congested area of Forest Drive and Spa Road. The opposition effort is based on the adverse impact this development will have on traffic, the environment, and school overcrowding.

Photo courtesy of Sue Youngs
Photo courtesy of Sue Youngs

“Gerald has been a tireless advocate for the environment and the residents in this area for many years, first as a member of the General Assembly and now as a key leader to preserve the forests and wetlands of Crystal Spring. The Anne Arundel Sierra Club is proud to recognize his many contributions with this reward,” said Earl Bradley, Chair.

“I am honored to be recognized by the Sierra Club for the work we’re doing to stop the destructive development planned for Crystal Spring,” said Gerald Winegrad, who represented the City of Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County in the State Legislature from 1978 until 1995. “I share this award with our many supporters in the Annapolis area who have generously donated their time and money to this effort. The Crystal Spring development project is environmentally destructive and threatens the quality of life of residents in this area, and we are committed to ensuring that it does not proceed as planned.”