Poplar Island is an environmental restoration project located in the Chesapeake Bay 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 began the project in the 1990s to achieve three goals:
- RESTORE REMOTE ISLAND HABITAT WITHIN THE MID-CHESAPEAKE BAY.
- OPTIMIZE THE PLACEMENT CAPACITY FOR SEDIMENT DREDGED FROM SHIPPING CHANNELS.
- CAUSE NO HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND THE RESTORATION SITE.