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Mathews Wetlands Board approves three projects

The Mathews Wetlands Board voted unanimously to approve three projects after conducting public hearings on each during last Wednesday’s meeting in the historic courthouse.

Morris Bay Properties and Ray and Merrily Messina were granted a permit 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 was given permission for the construction of 499 feet of riprap sill and 450 feet of riprap revetments as well as a 48-foot-long boat ramp. This project will be along the East River.

Neil D’Amato was given approval to save an existing living shoreline along a portion of the Chesapeake Bay. The project calls for oyster bags to be installed behind existing reefs, with sand backfill over the bags and for grasses to be planted. Phragmites will be killed and ...

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