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Sucker Branch Stream Restoration Project to Begin

October 13, 2020
Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Michele Monde, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-0844
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to restore and stabilize approximately 1,200 linear feet of stream channel near the 3300 block of Rogers Avenue in Ellicott City is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, October 19. The project will include grading of the streambanks, as well as the placement of riffle grade control structures and woody material along the banks for erosion protection. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late March 2021.
This unnamed tributary to the Sucker Branch has been heavily impacted by storm water and eroded significantly. Funded through the County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund and a Chesapeake Bay Trust Fund Grant, this project will help reduce the amount of sediment flowing downstream and improve the ecological functions of the channel and floodplain through revegetation of the riparian buffer areas. The project will also protect the sanitary sewer infrastructure along the stream.  

The project is not expected to impact the flow of vehicular traffic in the area.
For questions or concerns about Capital Project D-1176, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email