Corps of Engineers seeks input from Tred Avon recreational boat users for oyster restoration construction

Published Sept. 11, 2014
Tred Avon rec user input flyer

Tred Avon rec user input flyer

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is seeking input until Oct. 15, 2014, from recreational boat users of the Tred Avon River. Later this year, the Corps, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is expected to start construction of reef habitat in the Tred Avon River.

These construction efforts at select sites in the Tred Avon River may reduce water depths by at most 1 foot. 

The Corps is seeking information specifically related to the draft needed for passage of the user’s vessel in the Tred Avon River and the location of docks and moorings and the pathways to access these docks and moorings for potential near-shore construction sites.

Please submit input to: Kim Gross,; or mail to: USACE, Baltimore District, Attn. Kim Gross, CENAB-PP-C, 10 S. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Please have letters postmarked by Oct. 15, 2014. If you have questions, please call 410-962-9015.

Oysters serve a vital role in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries because they function as filter feeders that improve water quality; in addition, oyster bars provide habitat for animals like blue crabs and fish.

Oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay have declined dramatically since the turn of the century, largely due to parasitic diseases, overharvesting, declining water quality, and a loss of habitat. Less than one percent of historic oyster populations remains.




Sarah Gross

Release no. 14-023