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  • Army Corps, Baltimore District receives additional $18 million for projects in Chesapeake Bay region

    The approximately $18.2 million includes funding for Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration, study of Baltimore Harbor improvements and restoring degraded aquatic habitat in Prince George’s County.
  • Anacostia Watershed Restoration project plan in Prince George’s County gets green light from Army Corps

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has signed the Chief’s Report for the Anacostia Watershed Restoration study in Prince George’s County that recommends restoring 7 miles of instream habitat, opening 4 miles for fish passage and connecting 14 miles of stream to previously restored stream reaches.
  • First DOD mitigation banking instrument for Maryland unveiled

    The U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Maryland Department of the Environment, GreenTrust Alliance and GreenVest LLC announced the completion of the first Umbrella Mitigation Banking Instrument for the Department of Defense in Maryland during an event held at The Courses at Andrews, Sept. 6, 2018. The first site to be restored under the UMBI is Mattawoman Creek in Pomfret, which is in Charles County. The entire project yields nearly 38 wetland credits and almost 1,600 stream credits to provide potential mitigation for planned construction efforts on JBA, such as runway construction or expansion.
  • Army Corps, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation release draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Plan for input

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore and Norfolk districts, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), released June 14 the draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resources and Restoration Plan and Restoration Roadmap that identifies 3,840 candidate aquatic ecosystem restoration, enhancement and conservation projects for implementation throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
  • Corps of Engineers receives millions in additional funding for flood risk management, navigation, restoration missions in Chesapeake Bay

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has received additional funding to dredge the Ocean City Inlet, reduce flood risk in New York, expand Poplar Island and begin design work at Mid-Bay Island. This funding is through the 2018 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works Program, which is Congressionally-authorized funding specifically for the Corps in addition to funding outlined in the 2018 Administration’s Budget.
  • Army Corps, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation release draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Plan and Restoration Roadmap

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore and Norfolk districts, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the release of the main report of the draft Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Water Resources and Restoration Plan, May 31, 2018. This plan provides a single, comprehensive and integrated restoration roadmap to inform and help guide decision makers at all levels of government and non-governmental agencies, of the problems, needs and opportunities within the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
  • Army Corps of Engineers accepting comments on environmental assessment for navigation improvement project on Smith Island

    Baltimore District released June 22 for a 15-day public comment period an environmental assessment for a navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point on Smith Island in collaboration with Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Somerset County.
  • Oyster restoration resumes in Tred Avon River sanctuary

    The Baltimore District along with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Oyster Recovery Partnership resumed oyster restoration on approximately 10 acres in the Tred Avon River sanctuary, April 18, 2017. This restoration effort was included as an option as part of an approximately $ 1-million contract awarded Sept. 26, 2016, to Blue Forge LLC that entailed the restoration of eight acres of mixed-shell reef in the Tred Avon.
  • Army Corps resumes oyster restoration in Tred Avon River sanctuary

    The Baltimore District resumed the construction of oyster reef in the Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuary in Talbot County, Dec. 14, 2016. Eight acres of reef will be restored using aged mixed shell in water depths greater than 9 feet mean lower low water.
  • Corps of Engineers seeks comment on plan to restore aquatic habitat in Prince George’s County

    The Baltimore District, in cooperation with Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, is seeking comments for a 30-day period, beginning June 1, 2016, on a plan to restore aquatic habitat in previously-degraded streams along six sites in the Anacostia Watershed in Prince George’s County. The combined restoration will restore approximately 7 miles of in-stream habitat, 4 miles of fish passage on the Northwest Branch, and connect 14 miles of previously-restored habitat from other restoration projects.