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October 14, 2022

Quiet Waters Park Restoration Project Unveiling

On Saturday, October 8, Arundel Rivers celebrated our latest stream restoration project on a tributary of the South River that runs through Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The banks of this tributary were severely eroded, sending more than 170 tons of sediment into the South River every year. Now the stream has been reconnected with its floodplain so that sediment-free water can slowly make its way downhill to the South River. In addition to the exciting ribbon-cutting ceremony, our team unloaded over 1,500 native plants. The floodplain is now poised to offer new habitat to a one degraded ecosystem.

The best part is that we get to share our project with every visitor to Quiet Waters Park! Check out the restored valley from the new bridge we installed along the park’s trail next to the Blue Heron Center. Thanks to the crew from Meadville Land Service, Inc. and to all the volunteers and funders from Anne Arundel Medical Center, County Executive Steuart Pittman, County Councilwoman Lisa RodvienChesapeake Bay TrustMaryland Department of Natural ResourcesAnne Arundel County BWPR and Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks who joined us to make this restoration possible.