The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works announces the award of over $3 million for more than half a mile of shoreline restoration.
Through its Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works has awarded $3.016 million to two Anne Arundel County-based companies to restore 2,875 feet of shoreline. The funding will go towards cost-effective projects to reduce pollution runoff by supporting the county’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) permits. These efforts are part of the county’s “Full Delivery of Water Quality Improvements” contract that aims to increase the county’s restoration capacity.
From the press release:
“Clean water is fundamental to who we are and what we value as stewards of Anne Arundel County. High quality creeks and streams, stable and ecologically diverse rivers, fully functional wetlands, and a healthy Chesapeake Bay are critical elements to a robust economy, resilient communities, and a vibrant quality of life,” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “This partnership shows that we are making significant progress in both effectively and efficiently improving our waters.”