The marsh at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum was built adjacent to the existing boardwalk in the busy Mt Michaels harbor, providing water quality & habitat benefits to the busy port. Visitors experience the marsh as it would have been hundreds of years ago. It has become an integral part of the Museum tours, educating thousands of people each year about the importance of wetlands.
A section of the pier was replaced by a recycled plastic grate that allows light to pass through to the plants beneath. This type of decking can be used for any boardwalk or pier application. Environmental Concern designed & constructed the marsh. EC's Nursery grew & supplied all the plant mateial for the project and a portion of the marsh was planted by volunteers.
The Living Shoreline at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum was made possible by funding from many individual donations, as well as from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Keith Campbell
Foundation for the Environment, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the
Environmental Protection Agency and the Waterfowl Festival, Inc.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is located in the Town of St Michaels. Google Map Directions