The program will use acquired properties to better protect other nearby areas from the impacts of frequent non-tidal or stormwater flooding, and give frustrated property owners a new option. The County has dedicated $1.3 million to the pilot program, and intends to purchase initially purchase only a few properties.
From coverage in the Capital Gazette:
“I don’t expect a wave of applications, but we are aware of a handful of property owners who have [flooding] issues,” said Erik Michelsen, acting deputy director of the county’s Bureau of Watershed Protection & Restoration.
“One of the ancillary goals of this program will be to actually help us get a better handle on how big (or not) a problem this issue is countywide.”
For more information, read the full article, and visit the Anne Arundel County Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration’s website.