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  • 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.
  • Army Corps of Engineers proposes new process improvements for oyster aquaculture in Chesapeake Bay – seeks feedback

    The Regulatory Branch is requesting comments on proposed changes to the current aquaculture permitting process in Maryland. Proposed changes include allowing unlimited project acreage for qualifying aquaculture activities and a concurrent application review process with Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
  • Oyster restoration delayed in the Tred Avon River

    The Baltimore District announced Feb. 2, 2016, that it has delayed oyster restoration in the Tred Avon River at the request of its non-federal cost-share sponsor, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This delay affects 8 acres of reef restoration that was part of an initial 24-acre project performed in spring 2015. Additionally, the delay will impact 20 - 30 acres of shallow-water reef restoration planned for a contract award in summer 2016 with construction taking place in winter 2016/2017. As a result of this delay, the Baltimore District plans to send a portion of its available oyster restoration funding in 2016 to the Corps’ Norfolk District for Bay restoration in Virginia.
  • Oyster restoration efforts continue in the Chesapeake Bay

    BALTIMORE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partners resumed oyster restoration in Harris
  • Corps of Engineers seeks input from Tred Avon recreational boat users for oyster restoration construction

    The Corps is seeking information until Oct. 15, 2014, specifically related to the draft needed for passage of 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. Construction of oyster reefs for restoration at select sites may reduce water depths by at most 1 foot.