Senator Chris Van Hollen announced that there will be nearly $18 million for federally funded projects on the Eastern Shore.
It’s part of the money going to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the 2017 Omnibus Funding Bill.
The Maryland Democrats said that this funding will help maintain access to the Chesapeake Bay as well as improving communities in the region.
The projects range from $13.7 million for beach replenishment in Ocean City to $2 million for the dredging of the upper river near Salisbury.
In addition another $1.4 million will go to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assessment while $600-thousand will help fund the Assateague Island Restoration Project.