Plummers Island Threatened

WBFC-495270MLS-Section106-Comment Letter on Plummers Island-2021-April9

Plummers Island Threatened by proposed Expansion of American Legion Bridge

Plummers Island is located immediately downstream from the ALB. The Island covers 12.2 acres of land, the widest part of of which is adjacent the American Legion Bridge. 

The current American Legion Bridge Expansion proposal would cut across the Island, move or destroy the channel that separates the Island from the mainland, clear the trees and level a substantial part of the Island, clear the significant healthy native beech tree forest on the mainland side, destroy the wetlands associated with the island and mainland, and result in major infestations of invasive plants. If implemented this DEIS project would jeopardize future research on trends in biodiversity on the Island. One can see from the image below that the impact zone for the proposed expansion would cover half of Plummers Island.

WBFC Comments and Testimony to the DEIS from November 2020

Threats to Plumbers Island February 2021

Sierra Club Response to Beltway Expansion

Mayor Maglev of Greenbelt sends letter to Secretary Buttigieg

Images of Plummers Island under Flood Stage

Information on the Proposed Expansion

Flawed Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

Pushback on $11B Marlyand Beltway Expansion

Maryland Managed Lane Study

County Planners Criticize Beltway Expansion Plan

Citizens Against the Beltway Expansion