Maryland Coastal Bays receives $1.8 million in funding for projects at Assateague Island National Seashore, UMES

MARYLAND – The U.S. Environmental Agency announced on Thursday that Maryland Coastal Bays will receive $1.8 million in restoration funds as part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to estuaries of national significance.

The Maryland Coastal Bays is one of 28 estuaries under the National Estuaries Program receiving this funding, which supports projects addressing climate resilience, prioritize equity, and manage other key water quality and habitat changes.

This funding will also be used to support a project that will restore about 1,800 feet of shoreline and shoreline buffer. We’re told it will be used to provide a nature-based and enhanced shoreline buffer habitat that will help protect the infrastructure of Assateague Island National Seashore and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, including the Assateague Island National Seashore Visitors Center and the UMES Paul Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Center.

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