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Chesapeake Bay Field Office Recognized for Exceptional Environmental Stewardship
Northeast Region, December 5, 2011
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Left to Right: Jeanette Mar, Federal Highway Administration; Bill Schultz, FWS; Melinda Peters, Maryland State Highways Administrator; Mitch Keiler, FWS; Beverly Swaim-Staley, Maryland Secretary of Transportation; John Porcari, Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation and Darrel Mobley, Maryland Deputy Secretary of Transportation. November 21, 2011.
Left to Right: Jeanette Mar, Federal Highway Administration; Bill Schultz, FWS; Melinda Peters, Maryland State Highways Administrator; Mitch Keiler, FWS; Beverly Swaim-Staley, Maryland Secretary of Transportation; John Porcari, Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation and Darrel Mobley, Maryland Deputy Secretary of Transportation. November 21, 2011. - Photo Credit: Courtesy of InterCounty Connector Project

Chesapeake Bay Field Office received the Federal Highway Administration’s Exemplary Ecosystem Initiative Award. Transportation liaisons, Mitch Keiler and Bill Schultz, accepted the award for Exceptional Environmental Stewardship for their role in aquatic ecosystem restoration associated with the InterCounty Connector project.
The InterCounty Connector is a new six-lane, 18 mile long toll road opened in Maryland on November 22, 2011. This road links growth corridors on I-95 and I-270 and improves mobility and safety in the region. To mitigate the environmental effects of the InterCounty Connector, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took a watershed-based approach to protect sensitive cold water habitats from uncontrolled stormwater runoff.
This effort occurred with the of the Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Maryland Department of the Environmental, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Capital Park and Planning Program, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Transit Authority, Federal Highway Administration, National Park Service, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers , and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

For more information contact:
Mitch Keiler
410/573-4554
mitch_keiler@fws.gov


Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov



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