Funding for this project made possible by the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Chesapeake Bay Office
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Map of the PatuxentLarge Scale Restoration of Eelgrass
in the Patuxent River

General Information
a map showing the 2005 proposed restoration locations for the Patuxent River
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other Patuxent restoration maps.
Project Highlights
25.92 acres have been seeded during this project.
  • No further seeding has taken place on the Patuxent River since November 2006.
  • November 2006 87,500 seeds were broadcast over 0.10 acres at Jefferson Patterson Park
  • June 2006 - 56,000 seeds covering 0.07 acres were dispersed using seed bags at Jefferson Patterson Park

    Read more about this project:
  • Project Background
  • Project Reports

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  • Now available: Final Report Large-Scale Restoration of Eelgrass (Zostera marina) in the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers, Maryland.

    The MD - DNR has undertaken the following goals as part of this Patuxent River Restoration Project:

    1. Identify sites for restoration using GIS based targeting models, test plantings, and intensive habitat assessments.
    2. Conduct large-scale seeding of eelgrass at each site over a three year period (involves seed collection from a preexisting healthy eelgrass bed elsewhere).
    3. Monitor the success of large scale seeding activities and evaluate associated factors that may influence bay grass growth.
    4. Produce a final, technical analysis documenting degree of revegetation of each site and evaluating the role of associated factors.

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