Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge

Hail Cove
Location: Kent County, Md.

In 2007, we joined with Ducks Unlimited, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a multi-year project to restore and protect critical wetland habitat at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Kent County, Md.

We committed $84,000 over three years to an effort that restored 25 acres of waterfowl habitat at the Refuge, prevented the destruction of more than 100 acres of submerged aquatic vegetation beds in Hail Cove, and restored and enhanced a total of seven wetland sites, helping to offset habitat lost to development and agricultural use.

The Hail Cove project, in particular, demonstrated how an innovative shoreline project developed with non-profit, public and corporate partners can protect and restore high priority habitats. Waterfowl Chesapeake received a Coastal America Partnership Award for its instrumental role in this project.

Project Partners:

Ducks Unlimited, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington College Center for the Environment and Society, Chesapeake Bay Trust, among others.