Due to mostly natural processes, many waterways experience sediment buildup. Dredging keeps shipping channels and lakes open for their intended purposes.

MES has over 30 years of experience in engineering, construction, environmental management, and facility operations and maintenance related to dredging and dredged material containment facilities. These facilities become more than an environmentally safe location for dredged material; MES, on behalf of our partners, transforms these sites into wildlife habitats, natural recreation areas, and environmental education centers for Maryland citizens.

Dredging and construction services include:

  • Feasibility Study Report development
  • Environmental Site Assessments – Phase I and II
  • NEPA documentation
  • Permitting, regulatory agency coordination, and compliance
  • Planning
  • Mitigation planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • Design and construction contract management
  • Lake, pond, and river dredging
  • Procurement development and management
  • Dredged material containment facility construction
  • Topographic and bathymetric surveys
  • Dredged material innovative reuse
  • Engineering and technical support for operations
  • Site operations and maintenance
  • Inspection of material placement
  • Site dewatering and discharge monitoring
  • Crust management and material consolidation
  • Stormwater maintenance
  • Sediment and erosion control monitoring
  • NPDES monitoring
  • Invasive species control
  • Public outreach
  • Forest conservation
  • Wetland delineation
  • Habitat quality monitoring
  • Remediation planning and implementation

For more information, please contact Tammy Banta.

Featured project: Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration Poplar Island
A jewel in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, Poplar Island is a shining example of the possibilities of the beneficial reuse of sediment dredged from Bay shipping channels. By restoring remote island habitat, Poplar Island has become a safe haven for reptiles, mammals, and migratory birds. MES provides a full suite of planning, permitting, engineering, environmental, and operations support services at Poplar Island.