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Beach Restoration Project

What is the Beach Restoration Project?

The Cape St. Claire Beaches, those things which separate us from other communities, are quickly being taken away by mother nature. The page is designed to provide awareness to the growing problem and outline what CSCIA plans on doing about it. It will take lots of work from not only CSCIA but the community as a whole. In addition, it will cost a lot of money. We are asking everyone to review the information here and weigh in with your opinions to the contact form. All suggestions are welcome.

What's the time line of this project?

2014 - Planning and Budgeting for Beach Project Concept

2015 - Passed Capital Project Line Item for FY16 SCBD Budget

2016 - Initial Technical Assessment and Analysis for 7 Community Sites

2016 - State Bond Bill Funding ask for $750,000 - unsuccessful

2017 - Technical Memo and Presentation by Biohabitats, Inc

2017 - 2018 - Unsuccessful Bond Bill Requests

2017 – State Bond Bill Funding $100,000 – unsuccessful
2018 – DNR Trust Grant Application – unsuccessful
2018 – State Bond Bill Funding $100,000 – unsuccessful

2018 - Submitted Permits to MDE in October to begin minimum 270 day period

2019-2020 Successful grants and bond bills

2019 – State Bond Bill Funding $100,000 – awarded $25,000
2019 – Partnered with with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant -Awarded $298,838
2019 – Applied for US Fish & Wildlife ACHFP – Awarded $50,000
2020 – State Bond Bill Funding $250,000
CSC Restoration Project Awarded $250,000 DNR WIF Funding in State Budget

2020 - Permitting Process

2020 -Permits for SIte 1 Secured for MDE, Army Corps and County
2020 – Permits for Site 2 Secured for MDE & Army Corps and County

March 2021 - Construction Begins

March 1- March 31 Construction Site 1
Plantings April/ May & September/ October

Site 2 Tentative Construction Set for October 1- Nov 15

Plantings October/ November 2022 & April/ May 2022

Post Project

2022 – Site 1& 2 – Maintenance Plantings & Monitoring
2023 – Site 1& 2 – Maintenance Plantings & Monitoring
2024 –  Site 1 & 2 – Maintenance Plantings & Monitoring

Cape St. Claire Shoreline Enhancement Plan Set - UPDATED 7-10-2020

Historical Shoreline Analysis - January 2018.

Slideshow by Biohabitats


Technical memo:

MDE Feedback Comment Packet

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