The Tri-State Marine stormwater wetland project is a collaboration between the South River Federation, an environmental non-profit, and Tri-State Marine, a full-service marine business located in Deale, MD. This project represents the first public-private partnership for stormwater work in southern Anne Arundel County. Meadville Land Service and Triangle Contracting teamed up to build the project. Construction is scheduled to wrap in the first quarter of 2018. T
Construction began in September 2017. The project area started out as a gravel lot that was used to store boats and trailers. This project converted the gravel lot into a 60,625 square foot wetland. This wetland treats stormwater from two ephemeral drainage ditches that collect runoff from the surrounding Tri-State business park. The wetland features two forebays to trap sediment and both high and low marsh areas for more habitat diversity. Water flowing through the wetland works its way into a pool before being slowly fed through a concrete headwall and into Parker Creek. Once construction is complete, the site will be planted with over 500 wetland trees and plants to create a diverse and functional wetland system that will provide habitat and water quality benefits to the Chesapeake Bay.