City of Annapolis Receives $65K Grant to Improve Hawkin’s Cove
The Chesapeake Bay Trust announced a $65,000 Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns grant to the City of Annapolis for the design and construction of much-needed improvements to Hawkins Cove in Eastport.
Hawkins Cove is a small body of water off of Spa Creek located just below the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA) headquarters on Madison Street. The degraded state of the cove – an eroded bulkhead, broken dock, vine-covered trees, and unnavigable mud flats due to sedimentation – makes it an ideal candidate for restoration for use as a community gathering site, water access point, and trailhead to Truxtun Park.
Early this year (in preparation for writing the grant proposal), the City of Annapolis conducted a series of listening sessions with residents, HACA officials, and environmental leaders to better understand what the community wanted to see. At the top of the list were a usable community space, water access, and a resilient shoreline to improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife.
Source: Eye on Annapolis