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Wetlands board approves 7 shoreline projects

The Mathews County Wetlands Zoning Board approved seven projects after holding public hearings on each, during its September meeting last Wednesday in the historic courthouse. Five of the projects won unanimous approval, with the other two passing by 3-1 margins.

Robert Firestone requested permission to construct a 30-foot breakwater with 114-foot vinyl groin and 625 cubic yards of beach nourishment. The project along the Chesapeake Bay shoreline was approved unanimously.

Dale and Martha Wyatt requested to reconstruct an existing 160 feet of riprap revetment and to apply filter cloth to the entire structure. They also sought permission to construct approximately 415 feet of marsh sill over filter cloth. The project along the Horn Harbor shoreline was approved unanimously.

Michael and Leticia Reno requested to realign, reconstruct, and extend three of four existing 20-foot stone groins to 65 feet, on the Chesapeake Bay shoreline. The project also includes the upgrading of exis...

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