Hanover Street Wetlands: Baltimore’s New Environmental Initiative – Conduit Street

June 7, 2024 | by magnews24.com

In Baltimore, state, local officials and organizational partners came together to break ground at the Hanover Street Wetlands. 

This community-led environmental partnership is transforming the Hanover Street Wetlands, as the first step in an ambitious initiative for habitat restoration, coastal resilience, community development, and environmental justice.

“It’s right in our backyard,” Peggy Jackson-Jobe, a 49-year resident of the adjacent Cherry Hill neighborhood and the chair of the Cherry Hill Community Coalition. “It gives the residents a beautiful place to go and to be a part of. And it’s great to know we had a hand in what’s evolving right now.”

The Middle Branch Resiliency Initiative is the largest planned coastal resilience initiative in Maryland, aiming to restore more than 50 acres of habitat and 11 miles of shoreline. This location is the first phase of the project, and is anticipated to be completed in 2025.

“This project is the absolutely perfect example of what we are looking to achieve—it will provide better water quality, improved protection for our communities, and build habitat,” said Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Josh Kurtz. “All of those pieces coming together is exactly what we need to see across the region, especially in urban areas such as Baltimore.”

For more details on this project see the full press release.


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