Newport and Chestnut Avenue Project Areas
Arundel on the Bay continuous bio-retention, wetland reconstruction, and living shoreline projects

Ribbon Cutting, Site Tour, Celebration of Completion
of New Stormwater Retrofits, Living Shoreline, and Tidal Wetland Expansion

Fishing Creek end of Chestnut Avenue
Friday, June 6
details below

see video, courtesy of Keller Williams | Story in the Capital

see project factsheet | see media release

Arundel on the Bay (AOTB) and the South River Federation (SRF), working through the Anne Arundel County Master Watershed Stewardship Academy, partnered with Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Maryland Critical Area Commission, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to site, design, and construct the project.

The scope of the project is to implement new stormwater retrofits, a living shoreline, and a tidal wetland expansion.  These projects are expected to:

Arundel on the Bay developed the community’s watershed plan, which identified the project area as one of the several highest priority areas for attention to address stormwater run-off and shoreline erosion problems, and provided some matching funds/in-kind commitment to support the following grants.  The Chesapeake Bay Trust, through a Watershed Assistance Grant, funded the project designs, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, through a Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund grant, paid for the project engineering, final designs, permitting, and construction.  The South River Federation served as the fiscal agent for the projects and provided the day-to-day and overall project management.

Project partners include:

  • Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
  • Arundel on the Bay
  • Critical Areas Commission
  • South River Federation
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Project funding provided by:

  • The Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • The Maryland Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund

Special THANKS to those who have partnered, worked with, and supported Arundel on the Bay for the duration this project:

  • South River Federation
  • Chesapeake Conservation Corps
  • Anne Arundel County: Watershed Stewards Academy, Department of Public Works, and Inspections and Permits
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Maryland Critical Areas Commission
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Keller-Williams corporate volunteers (followed by a company picnic on the AOTB Beach) See the video

For more information contact Julie Winters, winterstime@aol.com, 202-997-4240.

June 6 -- AOTB will hold a ribbon cutting, tour and celebration of the new Stormwater Retrofits, Living Shoreline, and Tidal Wetland Expansion
Schedule:
2 p.m. - Gather at Chestnut Avenue street end at Fishing Creek
2:15-2:25 p.m. - Dedication – remarks by Lynn Buhl of the South River Federation
2:25 p.m. - Ribbon cutting by representatives from AOTB, South River Federation, Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Maryland Critical Areas Commission, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
2:30 p.m. - South River Federation-led site tour walking from living shoreline/wetland up Chestnut to Newport playground
3 - 5 p.m. - Celebration social at 1343 Hollywood Avenue, Annapolis (corner of Cohasset and Hollywood Avenues)

Project Background