State Funds Climate Resiliency Projects in Anne Arundel

Two projects in Anne Arundel County are receiving dedicated state Coastal Resiliency Grant Program funding to enhance their resiliency to the effects of climate change, extreme storms and weather.

View of the water from Franklin Point State Park
Franklin Point State Park (photo via DNR)

The West/Rhode Riverkeeper is partnering with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to design a climate-resilient living shoreline at Franklin Point State Park. The proposed 2,500 linear foot project will stabilize the existing peninsula to increase resiliency of the park and nearby town of Shady Side.

Additionally, DNR is working with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Longview Civic Association to design a living shoreline at Longview on the Magothy in Arnold. The proposed 250 linear foot project will include removal of 190 feet of bulkhead, protection of a tidal pond, and stabilization of the community shoreline with natural features.

DNR’s announcement is available here.