EC created two living shorelines in the Town of Oxford, MD. These projects were funded by grants from Chesapeake Bay Trust, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Maryland Department of the Environment. The Morris Street Park and the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry Landing Living Shoreline projects provide important water quality & habitat benefits while creating opportunities for public access and education.
Runoff from roads & a gravel parking area ran unobstructed into the Tred Avon River at the Ferry Landing. The Living Shoreline project included the removal riprap, bulkhead, and of a portion of the parking area, and the installation of a marsh & bioretention area to protect water quality. A ramp for water access of canoes & kayaks was also installed.
Environmental Concern worked with the Town of Oxford to obtain grant funding & design a project that would benefit the Bay, protect the shoreline, & provide public access to the Tred Avon River. The completed project adds to the scenic beauty of this historic town & helps educate residents & visitors about the importance of wetlands.
This Living Shoreline is public access and can be visited by visiting the Town of Oxford and driving to the end of Morris Street. It can also be reached by taking the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry from Bellevue. Google Map Directions