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Living Shorelines

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to be one of the first funders of living shorelines in Maryland!

For all living shoreline projects, please apply to the Outreach & Restoration Grant Program
(deadline in September 2016) or 

our Community Engagement Mini Grant Program (rolling deadline).

Questions & Technical Support

Abbi Huntzinger
410.974.2941 ext. 106


Funded in January 2014:

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
For the installation of a living shoreline as part of PWEC's Oyster House demonstration park. $9,392
Town of Port Deposit
For costs associated with creating a living shoreline to enhance the nesting habitat for Map Turtles; a Maryland endangered species whose population only occurs along the Susquehanna River and Tributaries in Cecil and Harford Counties. $28,500

Talbot County Department of Public Works
For costs associated with the construction of 675 linear feet of living shoreline along the southerly shore of the Claiborne Jetty Causeway. $75,000

Anne Arundel County Public Schools
For costs associated with the design of a living shoreline in an area that is currently surrounded by bulkheads to provide habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, to trap sediment and filter pollution, and to serve as a conduit for environmental literacy. $20,000

West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc.
For the creation of 550 linear feet of living shoreline at YMCA Camp Letts. The shoreline will stop long term erosion of the site, dampen wave energy, improve water quality, and protect camp infrastructure. $138,120

Spriggs Farm Preservation Foundation, Inc.
To plan, design and engineer a living shoreline for Spriggs Farm on the Magothy River as part of a larger, multi-year preservation project in conjunction with Anne Arundel County and the communities surrounding the Property. $20,000

West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc.
This living shoreline project is designed to halt wetland loss and return the land/water interface along 80 feet of tidal shoreline located at the Chesapeake Yacht Club in Shady Side Maryland. $35,000

Narrows Pointe
For costs associated with the creation of a living shoreline to create new tidal marsh and provide a healthy wetland habitat for fish, crabs, and other wildlife. $74,924

Blue Water Baltimore
For costs associated with the design of a living shoreline to help reduce erosion from the Baltimore Museum of industry's property and increase wildlife habitat in Baltimore Harbor. $115,000

Additional Resources:

Benefits of Living Shrelines (Maryland DNR)
Why a living shoreline? (Virginia Institute of Marine Science)

Living Shorelines Guide for Waterfront Property owners (Maryland DNR)

NOAA Living Shorelines Toolbox

VIMS Design and Construction Criteria for Living Shorelines

Living Shoreline Permitting – Virginia

Living Shoreline Permitting Overview – Maryland

VIMS Living Shoreline Photo Gallery