Maryland DNR Dedicates Trail To Former Public Servant And Avid Bicyclist


Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

BALTIMORE COUNTY - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources dedicated a half-mile trail loop at North Point State Park in honor of former public servant and avid bicyclist Steven L. Kreseski.

Kreseski served three years as chief of staff for former Governor Robert Ehrlich Jr. and was his legislative director on Capitol Hill from 1995 to 2003. He passed away in 2015 at the age of 58 from pulmonary fibrosis, a hereditary lung disease.

North Point State Park is a gorgeous piece of land that welcomes more than 300,000 annual visitors and has multiple hiking and biking trails. The park protects many native species, including foxes, coyotes, eagles, and ospreys.

Maryland DNR Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio says Kreseski would have been honored to be connected to this tranquil place.

“Given the history of this property, the deep connections to Baltimore, the beautiful landscapes, and the amazing bike riding opportunities, it is very fitting that we are here today to dedicate this trail to Steve,” Haddaway-Riccio said. “Steve was a friend and a colleague who treated everyone with respect, so I am honored to be a part of this ceremony.”

Kreseski was an avid cyclist and fan of the park before his passing. He biked more than 3,000 miles at the park the year before he became too ill to continue.

Haddaway-Riccio was joined at the ceremony by former governor Robert Ehrlich and Kreseski’s sister, Sue Heller, to unveil a sign dedicating the trail to Kreseski.

Kreseski earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1982. The Steve Kreseski Victory Fund for Lung Healing Research was established by family and friends in 2015 at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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