The Maryland Department of Transportation Port Administration is spearheading the project to rebuild the habitat at James and Barren islands off the coast of Dorchester County. The Chesapeake Bay islands received a $37.5 million grant this week from the Army Corps of Engineers to restore the islands’ ecosystems.
Scientists will begin working on James Island first in September. Climate change and rising sea levels have exacerbated erosion on the Mid-Bay islands, according to Sara Lazo, a spokesperson with the Army Corps of Engineers.
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