Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Stream and Shoreline Restoration

Recipient: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Federal Funding: $992,728

Summary: This project will result in the creation of a freshwater tidal marsh living shoreline and the restoration of three headwater streams, coupled with the installation of stormwater best management practices, in the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary—a component of the Maryland Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The shoreline work will protect the property from erosion and enhance resilience to sea level rise and climate hazards. Project work will also significantly reduce the amount of sediment and nutrient pollution going into Chesapeake Bay.

For more information on the Office for Coastal Management grant program funding this project, please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.