THURMONT, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s closing part of Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont to salvage timber downed or damaged by Superstorm Sandy more than 14 months ago.
The agency says the Manor Area will be closed to the public Wednesday through the end of February.READ MORE: Union Craft Brewing Is Offering Ownership Stakes To Workers
The area includes the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace, campsites and hiking trails.READ MORE: 80th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Commemorated Aboard Baltimore Ship, The Last Vessel From The Attack Still Afloat
The DNR says removing dead and dying trees will promote natural regeneration, improve biodiversity and ensure visitor safety.
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