By Rohan Mattu

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan announced $13.5 million in funding for waterway projects in Maryland on Tuesday.

The announcement was made at the Ocean City Fire Department, which received $50,000 from the initiative for a fire and rescue vessel engine replacement.

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“Boating is not just an important part of our history and our culture, it is also an important part of Maryland’s economy,” said Governor Hogan. “The announcement of these new grants is yet another shining example that Maryland is open for business, open for summer, and open for boating.”

The funding will go to 60 projects in 19 counties including projects for public boating access and amenities, dredging of waterways, and equipment for first responders.

The state said these are the projects that will be funded in the fiscal year 2022.

Allegany County

Rocky Gap State Park
Boating Access Improvement and Bulkhead Replacement

Town of Westernport
Boat Launch Improvements

Anne Arundel County

Annapolis Fire Department
Equipment Purchase for Fire Boats

City of Annapolis        
Adaptive Boating Center

City of Annapolis     
Engineering of New Docks at Burtis Basin

City of Annapolis      
Floating Dock Installation at Multiple Street Ends

Green Heron Point, Arnold
Dividing Creek Maintenance Dredging

Grays Creek and Hunters Harbor, Lake Shore
Maintenance Dredging

Water Oak Point Road, Pasadena
Rock Creek DMPS Rehabilitation and Stockpiling

Sandy Point State Park         
Boat Ramp and Marina Parking Area Improvements

Boone Trail, Severna Park
Yantz Creek and Saltworks Creek Dredging

Baltimore County 

Baltimore County Fire Department, Cockeysville
New Fire and Rescue Vessel

Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department, Middle River
New Fire and Rescue Vessel

Gunpowder Falls State Park
Dundee Creek Marina Pier and Utility Upgrades

Baltimore City

Living Classrooms Foundation Marina        
Improvements /Replacement

Calvert County

Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
Boat Basin Pier and Bulkhead Replacement

Town of Chesapeake Beach        
Chesapeake Beach Dredge Material Placement Site

St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department      
New Fire and Rescue Vessel

Caroline County

Choptank Marina, Preston
Auxiliary Parking Lot Expansion and Permanent Surfacing

Choptank Marina, Preston
Engineering for Redesign of Fuel Tank and Seawall

Tuckahoe State Park     
Boat Ramp Replacement

Dorchester County

City of Cambridge Municipal Marina
Marina Improvements

Crocheron Wharf   
Repairs and Improvements

Smithville Boat Ramp 
Ramp Repairs and Improvements

Frederick County

Cunningham Falls State Park   
Boating ADA Improvement

Garrett County

Deep Creek Lake State Park
Boat Dock Replacement and Boat Area Repairs

Harford County

City of Havre de Grace     
Water Street Boat Ramp Parking Lot

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City of Havre de Grace
Engineering for City of Havre de Grace Marina Dredging

Kent County

Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Department
Fire and Rescue Vessel

Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County Fire Department 
Water Safety Rescue Equipment

Queen Anne’s County

Centreville Landing     
Parking Lot and Bulkhead Enhancements

Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center, Chester
Boat Ramp and Pier

Southeast Creek Landing, Church Hill

Crumpton Landing 
Boat Ramp and Bulkhead Replacement

Somerset County

City of Crisfield   
Crisfield Depot Piers and Walkways

Dames Quarter 
Boat Ramp Bulkhead and Pier Improvements

Janes Island State Park
Boat Ramp and Transient Slip Repairs

Smith Island
Tylerton County Dock and Harbor Improvements

Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield
Bulkhead Replacement and Marina Site Improvements
$2 million

Somers Cove Marina         
General Maintenance

St. Peters Creek Marina
Bulkhead and Finger Pier Replacement

St. Mary’s County

Bushwood Wharf
Pier Repair

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department
Purchase Fire and Rescue Vessel

Snow Hill Park
Boat Ramp

St. Patricks Creek Federal Navigation Channel 
Maintenance Dredging

Talbot County

Easton Point    
Boat Ramp Parking Lot Improvements

Town of St. Michaels    
Harbor Road Boat Slip Improvements and Water Connections

Washington County

Greenbrier State Park
Boat Dock Improvements

Town of Hancock          
Boat Ramp Improvements

Williamsport Volunteer Fire & EMS
New Fire and Rescue Vessel

Wicomico County

Cedar Hill Marina    
Bulkhead Restoration

Worcester County

Town of Ocean City Fire Department         
Fire and Rescue Vessel Engine Replacement

Town of Ocean City 
Channel #10 Maintenance Dredging

Natural Resources Police Area 1 Marine Facility, Ocean City
Maintenance Dredging

Pocomoke River State Park
Milburn Landing Boat Ramp Repairs

South Point Public Boat Ramp, West Ocean City
Bulkhead Replacement and Improvements


Emergency dredging and navigation needs
($100,000 General Fund)

State cost share for Federal Clean Vessel Act funding for the operation/maintenance of marina sewage pumpouts

State cost share for federal Sport Fish Restoration Boating Access (BA) and Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) projects

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Federal cost share for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service boating programs
$2.5 million