State of Maryland approves Calvert Waterway improvement grant

Prince Frederick, MD- Gov. Larry Hogan recently approved Calvert County’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request for an $85,000 Waterway Improvement Fund grant. The approved project funds become available for use July 1, 2018.

The grant money will be used to replace part of the bulkhead in the boat basin at the Calvert Marine Museum, and for the purchase of an inflatable fire/water rescue vessel for the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department. 

“We are happy and relieved that the state Waterway Improvement Fund is supporting the Drum Point Lighthouse bulkhead project,” said Calvert Marine Museum Director Sherrod Sturrock. “This bulkhead was installed in 1975 when the lighthouse was relocated to the museum and it’s beginning to fail. Without intervention, the bulkhead could destabilize the lighthouse itself, so we’re extremely pleased the state recognized the urgency of the situation.”

The Waterway Improvement Fund allows counties throughout Maryland to maintain and improve valuable water access sites, while expanding opportunities for citizens to enjoy the Chesapeake Bay, coastal bays and tributaries. To learn more about the Waterway Improvement Fund visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources online at the link provided below.


Learn more about the Waterway Improvement Fund.

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