Wetlands and Waterways Program
HURRICANE SANDY EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATIONS AND GUIDANCE
The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Board of Public Works have issued emergency tidal wetlands authorizations that will enable Marylanders to replace structures lost or damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Similarly, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued Special Public Notice Number 12-85 on October 31, 2012 addressing repairs to public and private property damage caused by the storm.
State Application Processing Procedures. For more information go here.
PreApplication Meetings and Link to Form
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
New Tidal Wetland Regulations for Living Shorelines
"Lists of Registered Marine Contractors" has been moved to the Environmental Boards page, near the bottom.
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.
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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