Public Comments Sought For Linstead Shoreline Project

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The Linstead Community Association is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide shoreline erosion protection and improve habitat by constructing a stone revetment and a stone sill, capping a stone groin, and constructing a living shoreline in the Severn River at 33 Boone Trail in Severna Park.

The proposed living shoreline would result in a net increase of tidal wetlands. The applicant designed the project to the minimal footprint necessary to achieve the project purpose successfully. It is anticipated that once functionally mature, the tidal wetland component of the constructed living shoreline project would compensate for any aquatic resource losses on-site and within the watershed.

The Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the public; federal, state and local agencies and officials; Indian tribes; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps of Engineers to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal.

The comment deadline is April 27. To learn more about the project, visit www.nab.usace.army.mil/Portals/63/PN%2021-12.pdf. Opinions can be mailed or submitted electronically by using the following information:

Nicole Voelker
(nicole.m.voelker@usace.army.mil)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Baltimore District
Regulatory Branch
2 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

The purpose of this public notice is to inform interested parties of the proposed activity and to solicit comments. No decision has been made as to whether or not a permit will be issued at this time.

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