Hoyer Secures Funding to Dredge Herring Bay and Rockhold Creek

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced $2.15 million in funding from the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Herring Bay and Rockhold Creek in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This funding was provided in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, brought to the House Floor by Congressman Hoyer in his role as Majority Leader, and through additional Congressional appropriations. Silting at the entrance to the federal channel created a dangerous situation for boaters looking to navigate the channel. More information about the project can be found here.

“I am proud to announce this long-overdue Army Corps of Engineers funding to dredge Herring Bay and Rockhold Creek so that boaters can safely navigate the federal channel and the Chesapeake Bay. This dredging project will not only ensure that boaters can safely access the channel, but it will also help sustain jobs and economic activity supported in the area,” said Congressman Hoyer. “Once again Maryland is seeing the impacts of the bipartisan infrastructure law – I was proud to bring it to the Floor and work to secure its enactment, and I am pleased to see these federal dollars making a difference for Fifth District communities.”

Following the enactment of the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Army Corps of Engineers announced more than $14 billion in funding for Fiscal Year 2022 for over 500 projects across fifty-two states and territories. The projects will improve the supply chain, increase economic opportunity, and combat climate change. A full list of projects funded through today’s announcement can be found here.

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