Watershed Restoration Projects

The Restoration Program utilizes a watershed based approach to restoring degraded stream systems to improve stream and wetland function, water quality, aquatic and riparian habitat to ensure the resilience of the County's environment for it's citizens, and to improve the health of our local waterways.

About the Restoration Team

This group is at the core of Anne Arundel County's program to meet Federal and State mandated pollutant load reductions required to achieve the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, including those local TMDLs established for Anne Arundel County's waterways, and impervious surface management requirements under Anne Arundel County's NPDES MS4 Permit. The Program focuses on three key areas to meet these requirements: Stormwater Management Facility Retrofits; Storm Drain Outfall Repairs; and Stream and Wetland Restoration.

The group is responsible for the following project management tasks:
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Prioritization and Project Selection
  • Design
  • Soliciting Community Input
  • Obtaining Federal, State and Local Permits
  • Private/Public Property Access Approval
  • Construction Oversight
  • As-Built Approval
  • Adaptive Management

Team Members

Team MemberRoleAssignment
Jens GeratzEngineering ManagerAll watersheds
Karen JenningsSenior Project ManagerPatapsco Tidal
Nasrin DahlgrenSenior Project ManagerHerring Bay, Middle Patuxent, Lower Patuxent
Joe PortsProject ManagerMagothy River, Bodkin Creek
Jeff RattereeProject ManagerSouth River, West River, Rhode River
Gerry InglesbyProject ManagerUpper Patuxent, Little Patuxent
Karly FeightProject ManagerPatapsco Non-Tidal
Larry MathenaProject ManagerSevern River
Sammantha RussellOffice SupportOffice Support - All watersheds
Katie MullenGrants ManagerGrants Manager - Watershed Restoration Grant Program