This project will remedy ongoing erosion at the site and prevent future erosion while restoring habitat for native plant and animal species. The site will provide educational and volunteer opportunities for children and adults within the community, in local schools, and among other environmentally-minded organizations. As of this date, all work related to the Living Shoreline Project at the Cloverlea Boat Club (CBC) in the Cloverlea neighborhood of Mayo Maryland is completed. The project replaced 490 linear feet (at Mean High Water) of existing rip-rap with living shoreline, and includes over 9,000 square feet of wetland grasses. All construction is complete, and all inspections are passed. All wetland grasses planned for the project were planted in June 2015, and are thriving.
This grant program was a partnership between the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Maryland Department of the Environment, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Other partnerships include Shoreline Design, LLC, West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Calson Graphics, Arlington Echo, and Chesapeake Natives.
- Abbi Huntzinger