Completed Actions


  • Launched a website to accelerate wetland restoration on private lands in the watershed. Wetlands Work features educational information about the benefits of wetlands and the incentives of wetland restoration, as well as a collection of restoration success stories and a search function that connects private landowners with funding programs and wetland planners in their area.
  • Collaborated with OpinionWorks to release a report on their work to identify barriers to wetland restoration among agricultural landowners. Information collected through surveys and focus groups with landowners in South Central Pennsylvania and Maryland’s Eastern Shore showed that barriers to wetland program adoption exist in five categories: a lack of awareness, concerns for privacy, financial uncertainty, a desire for flexibility and an audience that is difficult to reach. As a result, related outreach to landowners should focus on the message, mitigate the barriers, rely on trusted messengers and prompt and support conversations between landowners and specialists.

Watershed-Wide Actions

2017 – 2019

  • Working with the Chesapeake Bay Program Black Duck Workgroup to identify priority restoration areas.
  • Implementing select solutions from a Ducks Unlimited and Nature Conservancy stakeholder report to address barriers to wetland restoration among local stakeholders, improve outreach and identify areas to implement outreach.