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3 applications on Mathews Wetlands Board agenda

The Mathews Wetlands Board will meet at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the historic courthouse. Public hearings will be held on three applications.

Morris Bay Properties and Ray and Merrily Messina are requesting to construct a total of three breakwaters landward of mean low water. Two of the breakwaters will be 47 feet by 16 feet and the third will be 95 feet by 16 feet. The project will also have 418 cubic yards of sand backfill and plantings. This project is along Stutts Creek.

Jonathan Moody has requested the construction of 499 feet of riprap sill and 450 feet of riprap revetment. Moody also requested the construction of a 48-foot-long boat ramp. This project will be along the East River.

Neil D’Amato has requested to save an existing living shoreline along a portion of the Chesapeake Bay. The project will call for oyster bags to be installed behind existing reefs with sand backfill over the bags and for greases to be plants.

Phragmites will be killed and the area ...

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