Hart Miller Island
Hart Miller Island is located at the mouths of Back River and Middle River, where they empty into the Chesapeake Bay east of the City of Baltimore in Maryland. It was formerly two separate islands, Hart Island and Miller Island, but it is now almost entirely artificial. In 1981, the area began being filled with dredged material by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for the purpose of habitat restoration, and the project is scheduled for completion in 2012. It is now in use as Hart-Miller Island State Park, accessible only by boat.
Both Poplar Island and Hart-Miller Island restoration projects are overseen by Maryland Environmental Service, an independent Maryland State agency responsible for finding innovative solutions to the region’s most complex environmental challenges and preserving the region’s natural resources for generations to come.
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources website on Hart-Miller Island
- Creating a Unique Resource out of Dredged Material by Arnold "Butch" Norden, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 2004
- Maryland Environmental Service