Ribbon Cutting for the Pines on the Severn Living Shoreline

A Ribbon Cutting was held September 22 to celebrate the Pines on the Severn community's new Living Shoreline on Chase Creek. Deteriorating bulkheads were replaced with natural materials to reduce erosion and provide habitat for a variety of species, including fish and crabs. 

Severn Riverkeeper Fred Kelly cited "institutional difficulties" as the cause for setbacks and long delays in obtaining permits to begin the restoration project. Finally an out-of-court settlement allowed the community to proceed, and in approximately two weeks time, the site was transformed.

See the photos and read the front page story from The Capital.