The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently the City of Cambridge, the Town of Oxford, and the Town of St. Michaels with financial and technical assistance through the Working Waterfronts Program.
Chesapeake and Coastal Service Director Matthew Fleming described the three communities: “These waterfront communities are home to marine-dependent businesses and industries, be it boating, commerce, seafood, or tourism, which support local jobs and the broader economy. The department looks forward to working with these three communities to enhance and protect their character and heritage.”
All three municipalities will work with local, county and state professionals, and associated stakeholder groups to address various community needs, including economic development and revitalization, maritime job growth, and strategic planning and zoning.
The Maryland Working Waterfronts Program is a state initiative that aids in the preservation and revitalization of current and historic marine-based communities.
Working Waterfront Program grants are made possible by a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Local governments in the coastal zone are encouraged to apply for financial assistance and technical expertise to complete one-year projects focused on planning or implementation.
source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources