Apply for Emergent Grasses
The Emergent Grasses Program is a multi-departmental effort between the Department of Inspections and Permits and the Department of Recreation and Parks. For further information, call the Forestry Section, Department of Inspections and Permits at (410) 222-7441.
County personnel will conduct a field visit to evaluate site conditions, which can occur prior to application submittal so that we can assist in the initial project planning. Contact the Forestry Office at (410) 222-7441 for plant descriptions, recommended spacing, and other information.
Types of Plants Available
The Emergent Marsh Grass program currently provides two types of grasses.
- Spartina alterniflora, or smooth cordgrass, is ideal for areas between normal low and high tides.
- Spartina patens, also called salt marsh hay, lives in the area above high tide.
Types of plants are determined by position on the shore, with respect to tides and salinity.