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County partners with local firms to restore over half a mile of shoreline

Annapolis, Maryland (June 9, 2020) –The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works Watershed Protection and Restoration Program announces the award of $3.016 million to two Anne Arundel County-based companies to restore 2,875 feet (more than half a mile) of shoreline through its innovative Full Delivery of Water Quality Improvements contract.

Launched in 2016, this is the fourth award of the county’s "Full Delivery of Water Quality Improvements” contract, designed to increase the county’s environmental restoration capacity.  The contract is structured to help Anne Arundel County meet its federal pollution reduction permits and goals by partnering with the private sector to implement cost-effective restoration projects that reduce runoff. Specifically, the work will support the county’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) permits.

“Clean water is fundamental to who we are and what we value as stewards of Anne Arundel County. High quality creeks and streams, stable and ecologically diverse rivers, fully functional wetlands, and a healthy Chesapeake Bay are critical elements to a robust economy, resilient communities, and a vibrant quality of life,” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “This partnership shows that we are making significant progress in both effectively and efficiently improving our waters.”

The winning design-build team, consisting of BayLand Consultants & Designers, Inc., based in Hanover, and their sub-contractor, Shoreline Design, LLC, of Edgewater, will undertake the landowner coordination, design, permitting, and construction of two living shoreline projects in the County.

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