Dredging Management and Restoration
The Environmental Dredging and Restoration Division was established to provide services in the field of dredged material management with an emphasis on planning, operation of dredged material placement sites, environmental monitoring and use of dredged material as a natural resource. MES has operated and maintained Hart-Miller Island, Baltimore, MD, a 1140-acre man-made dredged material containment facility since 1984. The agency also operates the Poplar Island dredged material placement site for the Maryland Port Administration. Other services include planning, design, and environmental studies regarding dredging needs and placement options and tributary dredging projects permitting support.