Baltimore County has begun environmental restoration projects using state, federal, local and private funds on two eastern county waterways.
The Bird River Water Quality Management Plan will start with a $552,500 county expenditure to restore three miles of eroded stream channels along White Marsh Run, which feeds the river, and create more than 30 acres of wetlands.
The county has applied for matching state funds, and has received $214,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and $125,000 from Nottingham Village Inc., a White Marsh developer.
The second project, using $150,000 in county funds and matching state money, is designed to reverse years of storm water erosion and flooding along Redhouse Run. The money will be used to fix storm water outlets, improve water management facilities and create a wetland system.