Poplar Island: An International Model of Innovative Reuse

Date
Wednesday, Mar 03 2021

Description

Time:  4:30pm PT  /  5:30pm MT  /  6:30pm CT  /  7:30pm ET
Host Organization:  Irvine Nature Center — Owings Mills, MD
Price:  $20 (or less if you register for multiple events in Irvine's "Eat, Drink & Learn" series)

Poplar Island is an environmental restoration project located in the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Maryland. The beneficial use project, started in the 1990’s, relies on dredged material collected from the approach channels to the Baltimore Harbor to restore lost remote island habitat within the Chesapeake Bay. The project partnership between Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Maryland Environmental Service has been in place for over 20 years and has seen the restoration of almost 400 acres of wetland habitat. Upland habitat and additional wetland habitat are planned and the island is slated to be completed in the 2040’s. Over 400 different species of wildlife have been documented and over 30 different birds have been confirmed as nesting onsite. Learn about Poplar Island’s unique story and continuing habitat successes at this talk given by Ryland Taylor and Tim Carney from Maryland Environmental Service. Learn more here.