Charles Wins $800k Grant for Stream Restoration

This week Charles County announced that they will receive $800,000 for the Westdale Drive Stream Relocation and Restoration Project.

The Charles County Resiliency Authority will lead the project using funds from a Community Development Block Grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The partnership will help tackle climate-related nuisance flooding in the area by relocating the stream, prohibiting further flooding and improving the local water quality.

From the press release:

“The State of Maryland is proud to administer funding for this important floodwater mitigation effort to protect the Acton Village community of Charles County,” said Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, “This project is a great example of the Community Development Block Grant’s versatility in responding to the individual infrastructure and redevelopment needs of Maryland’s unique communities and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to support local revitalization goals.”

County Administrator Mark Belton said, “It is rewarding to see the State and County come together to recognize the importance of addressing the effects of climate-related nuisance flooding on our neighborhoods.”

The project is expected to be completed in September 2023.

For more information, view the press release.