Photo courtesy of Cal Gray III
The Corsica River winds through rural Queen Anne's County and the Town of Centreville before entering the Chester River, which in turn feeds the Chesapeake Bay. The river and its watershed are home to fishing, waterfowl hunting and kayaking. It has been described as "strikingly beautiful," but the Corsica does not meet important water quality standards. In 2005, an effort was launched to restore the river. A recently released report marks the progress that has been made.
The Corsica Targeted Watershed Initiative Progress Report: 2005-2011 documents the work done in partnership by MDE, DNR, and the Town of Centreville. The achievements include:
The Corsica Watershed Initiative started in 2005 with specific goals established to move toward the restoration of the Corsica River. Now, seven years into the project, the original goals have been revisited to see what has worked, apply lessons learned, and adapt to move forward with the continued restoration of the Corsica River. Looking forward through the next five years, some of the 2012-2016 goals include:
For more information regarding the Corsica River Targeted Initiative, please contact Quentin Forrest of Maryland Department of the Environment by phone at 443-482-2708 or e-mail at Quentin.Forrest@maryland.gov
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