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Wetlands and Waterways Program








State Application Processing Procedures. For more information go here.

PreApplication Meetings and Link to Form

What's New?

The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce a new grant program to provide funds for nontidal wetland restoration, creation, and enhancement projects throughout Maryland.

Best Management Practices for Working in Nontidal Wetlands, Wetland Buffers, Waterways, and 100-Year Floodplains

Tidal Wetland Regulations for Living Shorelines 

Division Directory

"Lists of Registered Marine Contractors" has been moved to the Environmental Boards page, near the bottom. 

Public Information

Notices, Hearings, Applications Received, Authorizations Issued 

Permits and applications

Maryland State Programmatic General Permit-4  MDSPGP-4 (effective October 1, 2011)

Wetland Conservation Plan

Restoration Initiative - Restoration Funding

MDE's Regulatory Decision Timeline for the Charles County Cross County Connector project

Supplements to US Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual  

Pier Task Force

Priority Areas for Wetland Restoration, Preservation, and Mitigation

Shore Erosion Control Guidelines - Marsh Creation (1.4 MB)

Shore Erosion Control Guidelines for Waterfront Property Owners - 2nd Edition (2.1 MB)   

Interested in conducting a wetland restoration or other conservation activity on your land?

Just fill out the Landowner Interest Form.

Wetland Monitoring

Programmatic Wetland Mitigation: description of sites by county or watershed 

Effectiveness of Maryland Compensatory Mitigation Program 

Rapid Mitigation Site Scoring Method 

Structural Shoreline Stablilization Maps 

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