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Lake Placid Dredging
Anne Arundel County, MD

Dear Lake Placid Resident

The Anne Arundel County (The County) Department of Public Works (DPW) has initiated a maintenance dredging project to restore boating access in Lake Placid. BayLand Consultants & Designers, Inc. (BayLand) has been contracted to prepare the permit application. The project limits for the county channel are shown on the attached plan. As part of this project, waterfront property owners and community associations may apply for permits to dredge a spur channel to connect their pier or boat ramp to the county channel. The County provides assistance in applying for State and Federal permits to coordinate simultaneous main channel and spur improvements as required by State and Federal regulatory agencies, to minimize potential environmental impacts from the dredging, and to reduce costs for your permitting and dredging. 

We will be hosting a virtual public meeting via Zoom on November 7, 2023 beginning at 7:30 p.m. to provide you with an overview of the proposed project and answer any questions. The link to the Zoom call will be posted on our website at on or before October 10, 2023. Applying for dredging does not guarantee approval and receiving permits to dredge does not obligate you to perform the dredging. 

Lake Placid Project Plan Map

If you are interested in a spur channel, providing proof of historic dredging, use and previous water depths is necessary. If you have previous Federal and State approvals for dredging or pier or bulkhead work, please provide copies of any licenses, permits or paperwork you have. These types of old documents will greatly assist in the facilitation of your new application. If you have never completed a spur permit application with BayLand, please fill out as much information as possible on the sheets provided at the link above and send them by email or by mail to our office. Historical proof of previous dredging, or boating activity at your property are useful in facilitating new permits. 

Spur applicants are responsible for preparing the Joint Permit Application (JPA). An electronic permit application and other relevant documents can be downloaded from the above link. BayLand staff will assist you with completing the application via email or telephone. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) requires a $750 State permit application fee with each application and a check made payable to MDE is required with your application. There is no cost to homeowners for the preparation of the application.

If you cannot attend the virtual meeting and are interested in information about dredging, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make arrangements to assist you with preparing your application. All applications must be complete by December 15, 2023 to ensure timely submittal. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Drabick ( or Chris Rager ( at 410-694-9401.

Virtual Meeting Details

  • Topic - Lake Placid Dredging

  • Time - Nov 7, 2023 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US)

  • Join Zoom Meeting

  • Meeting ID - 816 6354 7521

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  • BayLand Project Manager

  • Chris Rager, Project Manager

  •, 410.694.9401

    BayLand Consultants & Designers, Inc.

    7455 New Ridge Road, Suite T

    Hanover, Maryland 21076

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