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Poplar Island Ecosystem Restoration Project Tour

July 7 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm

$60.00 – $85.00
CMAA Poplar Island Tour Flyer

Join us for a “three-hour-tour” of the island to learn about engineering and environmental aspects of what has become an international model for the beneficial use of dredged material.

Project Summary

Poplar Island is an environmental restoration located in Talbot County, Maryland. The beneficial use project relies on dredged material collected from the approach channels to the Baltimore Harbor to restore lost remote island habitat within the Chesapeake Bay.

USACE and MDOT MPA set out to achieve three goals:

  1. Restore remote island habitat within the mid-chesapeake bay.
  2. Optimize the placement capacity for sediment dredged from shipping channels.
  3. Cause no harm to the environment around the restoration site.

lick here to learn more about the project.

Continuing Education Credit Learning Objectives

  • Indentify engineering principals for beneficial uses of dredged materials.
  • Learn about restoration practices of remote island habitat.
  • Understand water quality monitoring.
  • Learn how to design for promotion and monitoring of species diversity.

Very Limited Tickets

  • Private group boat ride and tour of this active construction site.
  • Three Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).
  • Lunch to follow at Chesapeake Landing restaurant, near St. Michaels.
  • High Visibility Vests (provided or feel free to bring your own).


  • Closed toe shoes are required.
  • Boat will depart promptly at 9:00 AM.
  • Plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early to check in and receive a safety briefing.
  • Boat will return at 12:00 PM.


Meet at Poplar Island Land Base Office
21548 Chicken Point Road, Tilghman, MD 21671

Point of Contact

Nichole Penick, CMIT L2 | Events Chair


July 7
8:45 am - 2:00 pm
$60.00 – $85.00
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Nichole Penick


Poplar Island Land Base Office
21548 Chicken Point Road
Tilghman, MD 21671 United States
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