Board of Public Works Approves Grant for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

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Board of Public Works Approves Grant for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grant Will Reduce Nutrient and Sediment Pollution, Improve Wetlands

BALTIMORE, MD (November 14, 2012) - The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a grant of $72,000 to reduce pollution and improve water quality by improving wetlands. The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

"Projects such as these are an important part of our effort to improve Maryland waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay," said Governor O’Malley. "These projects reduce pollution and protect public health while creating jobs for more Marylanders."

The following project was approved today:

Camp Letts Stormwater Restoration Project – Anne Arundel County

A $72,000 Water Quality State Revolving Fund Green Grant to the Chesapeake Bay Trust will help fund the conversion of a marsh area to a wetland that treats stormwater runoff. The marsh bottom will be excavated and an outlet will be designed to provide a permanent shallow pool and adequate runoff storage for rainfall events. A forebay, or small pool, will be constructed and a grass buffer or sediment trap will be added prior to the constructed wetland to minimize sedimentation in the constructed wetland. The land is owned and managed by the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.

 

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