Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently visited the newly completed Wharf at the Port of Cambridge for the official ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony. City and Dorchester County elected officials joined him and Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley, who welcomed representatives from the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Department of Natural Resources, and other key contributors to the project. Mayor Stanley-Jackson extended the City’s thanks to the Governor for the State’s support of the Wharf reconstruction project.
The project cost nearly $6 million and was funded by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the City of Cambridge, a Governor’s Grant and the Department of Commerce. The reconstruction of this 500-foot-long by 40-foot wide wharf was the first phase of a future planned development of the 10 acres adjacent to the promenade.
The Wharf dedication also served as the site for the ceremonial signing the Oyster Restoration Memorandum of Understanding. The Governor witnessed the signing of the agreement between the Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Department of Natural Resources that will provide $2 million annually for the Chesapeake Bay Enhancement Program that is solely and specifically for oyster recover and restoration efforts. This funding will go toward oyster propagation and replenishment efforts thorough 2023 as part of the state’s commitment to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.