Poplar Island Restoration

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A Poplar Restoration

Well, it was pop’lar with us. We boarded a boat and took the 25 minute ride over to Poplar Island. Poplar Island used to be over 1200 acres in the 1800’s and had eroded down to about 5 acres by the 1980s. Various agencies came together to restore the island by using material collected while dredging the channel in the Chesapeake Bay. The project is partially done and we were given a bus ride around the island while we learned all about the different phases of reconstruction.

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