Selected as the most qualified contractor, Dredge America performed the marsh restoration work for the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This project is located in Cambridge, MD and capitalizes on the experience and expertise gained from the Prime Hook Restoration Project.
Our aim for this project was to restore the natural salt marsh using a thin layer deposition method of dredging. By spraying dredge material over the existing marsh surface we raised the existing marsh platform which provided plant resiliency to combat sea level rise. The overall scope of the project was to remove and place approximately 25,000 cubic yards of dredge material in order to restore up to 30 acres of fragile marsh habitat.
The project is currently in the final stages of dredging and is expected to be completed by Christmas. The non-profit owner, The Conservation Fund, in partnership with USFWS are extremely satisfied with the results.
“The Dredge America team has been a terrific partner on this high-profile project.”
– Erik Meyers, VP, The Conservation Fund