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  • Army Corps begins dredging of Cape Henry Channel to support Ports of Baltimore, Virginia

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, and San Rafael, California-based contractor, The Dutra Group, recently began work to dredge approximately 2.36 million cubic yards of material from the Cape Henry Federal Navigation Channel. The District awarded the $14.8 million contract on Sept. 24, 2021. This work is part of the larger Baltimore Harbor and Channels Project, supporting the Ports of Baltimore and Virginia. Maintenance dredging of federal channels is necessary to ensure continued safe navigation for vessels and keep the ports open for business.
  • Army Corps, State to host public meeting on Ocean City Inlet projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (USACE), in coordination with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Worcester County, is hosting a hybrid public meeting Aug. 17, 2021, at the Worcester County Library – Berlin Branch at 13 Harrison Ave., from 7 – 8:30 p.m. This public meeting provides an opportunity to discuss two concurrent efforts: a navigation improvement project to address sediment accumulation in the Ocean City Inlet and a study on the scour hole near Homer Gudelsky Park.
  • Army Corps to receive nearly $40 million in President's proposed fiscal 2022 budget to construct Chesapeake Bay restoration projects

    The President’s proposed budget for fiscal 2022 released May 28, 2021, includes nearly $40 million in Civil Works funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, to construct aquatic ecosystem restoration projects that benefit the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.
  • Army Corps to host Virtual Public Meeting on Wicomico River Maintenance Dredging, Placement Site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, is hosting a virtual public meeting April 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. to provide information and solicit input on the upcoming Wicomico River maintenance dredging and placement site location at the Deal Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The meeting can be accessed via WebEx or phone.
  • Poplar Island Ecosystem Restoration Expansion Complete, Open to accept Dredge Material

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, completed construction of the Poplar Island Ecosystem Restoration Project lateral expansion Jan. 20, 2021, providing 575 additional acres, including four new wetland cells and one large upland cell. The project is now able to accept dredged material associated with the approach channels to the Port of Baltimore until around 2032.
  • Army Corps of Engineers receives additional $56 million for projects in Chesapeake Bay region

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, received an additional $56.02 million boost
  • Army Corps of Engineers dredging Wicomico River to ensure safe shipping to and from Eastern Shore

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers crews have begun dredging the upper portion of the Wicomico River to ensure vessels can continue safely carrying fuel, materials and agricultural supplies to and from Eastern Shore communities.
  • Army Corps, Maryland Port Administration sign agreement moving Chesapeake island restoration forward

    The agreement allows for final design to begin on restoring two islands in the mid-Chesapeake Bay that have experienced significant erosion over the past several decades. This work will bring tremendous environmental benefits, while ensuring that channels leading to and from the Port of Baltimore are maintained for decades to come by creating capacity for the placement of dredged material.
  • Army Corps, State to host public meeting on Ocean City inlet projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Worcester County, is hosting a public meeting May 30 at the Worcester County Library – Berlin Branch (13 Harrison Ave. in Berlin) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to discuss two concurrent efforts: a project to address sediment accumulation in the Ocean City Inlet, as well as a study on the scour hole near Homer Gudelsky Park.
  • Army Corps, Baltimore District to receive more than $68 million in President’s proposed fiscal 2020 budget

    The President’s proposed fiscal 2020 Civil Works Budget released March 12 includes $4.827 billion in gross discretionary funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program, including funding for the following Baltimore District projects: $17.3 million in Poplar Island expansion construction; $4 million for dredging of the Wicomico River; $20.4 million for dredging of Maryland and Virginia harbors and channels; and more than $28 million for operation and maintenance of flood risk management projects across Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia