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Howard County Department of Public Works to Host Public Meeting on Bonnie Branch Phase II Stream Stabilization Project

March 17, 2021
Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Christine Lowe, Project Manager, Department of Public Works, 410-313-0522

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, April 8th starting at 6:00 p.m., to discuss plans for an Ellicott City stream stabilization project.

To improve a stream located on Howard County open space west of Bonnie Branch Road and south of College Avenue and just opposite 4615 Bonnie Branch Road. DPW’s Bureau of Environmental Services plans to stabilize approximately 675 linear feet of actively eroding stream banks along Bonnie Branch Road using bank grading and rock structures. The project is expected to begin in July 2022.

The informal meeting will include an overview of the design followed by an open discussion. County staff and the project’s design consultant will be on hand to answer any questions and gather public comments. To participate in the meeting by computer, go to and click “join;” the meeting number is 160 280 4509 and “Stormwater” is the password. To participate by phone, call 1-650-479-3207 (note, fees may apply) and enter the access code 160 280 4509. 
Those unable to participate in the virtual meeting who would like to view the plans and/or have questions, should contact Ms. Christine Lowe with DPW’s Stormwater Management Division at 410-313-0522 or email
This project is funded through Howard County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund.
For questions or more information about Capital Project D-1176, contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email