A LOOK AT WHAT SOME STATES ARE DOING. MARYLAND TO LAUNCH ITS LARGEST WETLANDS REPLACEMENT PROJECT

The Sands Road wetlands replacement project, the largest such project in the history of Maryland, and one of the largest contiguous wetlands replacement on the East Coast, is being initiated by the Maryland State Highway Administration. MdSHA will create 74 acres of nontidal and tidal wetlands on 138 acres of land that will replace impacted wetlands from 11 prior highway construction projects in compliance with Section 404 of the Federal Clean Water Act. In this project, in which 56,000 trees and shrubs will be planted, excavation will be made approximately to the water table, followed by soil enrichment. Approximately 71 acres will be forested and the remaining will be tidal emergent wetland, with standing water that will have tidal influence from the river. Innovative features of the project are listed and include: experimental seed mixes; wildlife habitat brush piles; tree tubes; and terraced wetlands.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620872
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM