I’m excited to bring you an update on the recent activities and initiatives undertaken by our dedicated team in the realm of environmental restoration and community engagement.
Connect: Engaging with the community is at the heart of our restoration work. We've conducted meetings and phone calls with community members, homeowners' associations, and stakeholders to build partnerships and gather support for our projects. I cannot stress enough how much community input is invaluable in shaping the future of our initiatives. If your community is interested in reducing pollution from stormwater or in a living shoreline along community-owned property, please connect with us!
Protect: With huge heartfelt thanks to the Wardour Improvement Association for their support and collaboration, BayLand Consultants & Designers, Inc., as well as the Chesapeake Bay Trust for funding, SRA is nearing the end of the design phase for a project involving stormwater management and a living shoreline in the Wardour neighborhood of the City of Annapolis. We are now working on a proposal to fund the construction of this project once it is fully designed and permitted. Meticulous planning has gone into coordinating site visits, logistics, and project timelines, ensuring we make the most of our resources and that the end result is aligned with community needs.
Restore: Looking to the future, our team is crafting proposals to design and permit six new environmental restoration projects including multiple stormwater conveyance systems, bioretention ponds, and living shorelines. Also, we are hoping to be able to try out a new way of restoring oysters, in addition to continuing our successful and popular MGO program and larger scale plantings of spat on shell - Build-A-Reef: Severn River, a joint initiative with the Oyster Recovery Partnership. These efforts are focused on securing funding to drive impactful restoration projects forward. They are the blueprint for restoring and revitalizing our crucial Severn River ecosystems.