Pocomoke River Restoration Project: Enhancing resiliency to climate variability and flooding
The Pocomoke River Restoration project is a partnership between the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Read more...
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Chesapeake & Coastal Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E2
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
The Chesapeake & Coastal Service provides the science and technical services that State and local partners need in order to meet their water quality and habitat restoration goals. CCS works with federal, state and local governments, conservation groups and private citizens to apply innovative best management practices that reduce harmful run-off from entering the State’s
Living shorelines are the result of applying erosion control measures that include a suite of techniques which can be used to minimize coastal erosion and maintain coastal process. Living Shorelines can be very effective and can be implemented on virtually any shoreline property. Assistance is provided by CCS’s Shoreline Conservation Service staff through site visits and evaluations, problem assessments and recommended solutions. For more information contact Bhaskar Subramanian at firstname.lastname@example.org (410) 260-8786.
CCS leads the effort for implementing the Natural Filters on Public Lands Two-Year Milestone. This effort includes the identification of “Natural Filters” projects on all public lands (federal,state, local) and provides technical assistance and funding to those who are eligible to implement on- the-ground restoration in the form of riparian buffers (grass and trees), wetlands, reforestation, and other forms of bio-remediation. For more information contact Catherine Shanks at email@example.com or (410) 260-8717.
Provides technical and financial assistance to Maryland property owners in resolving shoreline and
stream bank erosion problems. Assistance is provided through site visits and evaluations,
problem assessments and recommended solutions. For more information contact Bhaskar
Subramanian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 260-8786.
Identifies and implements new stormwater practices on Maryland State Park lands as well as other
state facilities. Staff works to identify large areas of impervious surface (e.g. parking lots,
roads, buildings) and recommend best management practices that reduce runoff. For more
information contact Claudia Donegan at email@example.com or (410) 260-8768.
Works to strengthen public outreach and engagement in on-the-ground restoration as well as increase locally led restoration projects. Staff provides assistance to local governments, watershed groups and community organizations in aligning restoration efforts with the Chesapeake Bay TMDL effort and Watershed Implementation Plan goals. For more information contact Claudia Donegan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 260-8768.
The ME2 program provides a better model for mitigation in the State by targeting our limited
resources (funding) towards mitigation that enhances Bay Restoration. CCS staff works with
other state agencies to construct agricultural BMP’s in areas targeted as having a high ecological value, thereby providing the best practice (BMP) in the best location and accelerating restoration. For more information contact Catherine Shanks at email@example.com or (410) 260-8717.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401