Amended Restoration Plan Released for Army Creek Habitat Project

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Published: April 5, 2023
Comments Due: May 20, 2023
Documents for Review
Amended Draft Restoration Plan

The Army Creek Superfund Site Trustee Council has released an amended draft restoration plan to replace a project that was previously approved in the final restoration plan from 1995.

The original project to restore the wetlands at the Lower Army Creek is no longer feasible and the Trustees are now proposing a habitat restoration project near Dover, Delaware. The proposed alternative for restoration is to restore tidal exchange to wetlands at Pickering Beach marsh that are of similar type and habitat value as those that were impacted at the original Army Creek site.

This is necessary since it is not feasible to conduct the tidal hydrologic connection that would have been required at Army Creek in order to complete the restoration on-site.

The Trustees concluded that of the alternative sites considered, the Pickering Beach Marsh site provided the most similar resource benefits, albeit at a distance away from the originally impacted site.

The document is now out for public comment for 45 days until May 20, 2023. Please submit written comments to:

Richard Takacs
NOAA Restoration Center
200 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Suite 460
Annapolis, MD 21401

Find more information on the NOAA Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program website.