Poplar Island Tour
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MEDA and Leadership Maryland have partnered to organize a tour of Poplar Island on Friday, August 21st. This tour is free to MEDA members.
About Poplar Island
Poplar Island, located in Talbot County, Maryland, is estimated to have comprised 1,140 acres in 1847, supporting over 100 human residents and diverse wildlife. Extensive erosion reduced the island to five acres by the 1990s.
In 1994, a team of federal and state environmental agencies, including the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Maryland Port Administration, launched plans to restore the island to its historic size. Today, Poplar Island is an international model for the beneficial use of dredged material.
By using the most modern technology, wetland and upland habitats have been integrated into the island restoration from the outset of the project. Poplar Island already serves as a wintering site, transient stop, and nesting location for local and migratory wildfowl. It also provides shelter and quiet water habitats for diamondback terrapins, crabs, rockfish and killfish. For more information, see the Poplar Island Fact Sheet.
This tour is limited to the first 12 MEDA members to register. Please complete the form below.