The Bay Enhancement Working Group (BEWG) is composed of technical personnel with expertise relevant to environmental issues in the Chesapeake Bay region. BEWG participants represent resource management and regulatory agencies at the federal and state levels, local governments, and stakeholder groups, including environmental interest groups, watermen, and communities. The BEWG’s mission is to advise the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) and its Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) partners on environmental and social issues related to dredged material placement.

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Past Committee Meetings



  • Anchor QEA
    Mark Reemts

  • Anne Arundel County – Department of Public Works
    David Braun
    Matt Diehl
    Karen Henry

  • Baltimore City
    Kim Grove
    Jazmin Kimble
    Chris Ryer

  • Baltimore County
    David Riter
    Horacio Tablada

  • Baltimore Development Corporation
    William Cawthern
    Kim Clark

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
    Gussie Maguire

  • DMMP Citizens Advisory Committee Liaison
    Adam Lindquist

  • EA Engineering Science and Technology
    Frank Barranco
    Peggy Derrick

  • Fish Baltimore: Baltimore Fishing Charter
    Don Marani

  • Maryland Board of Public Works
    Bill Morgante
    Audrey Smylie

  • Maryland Charter Boat Association
    Brian Hardman

  • Maryland Critical Areas Commission
    Jennifer Esposito
    Annie Sekerak

  • Maryland Department of the Environment
    Cheryl Kerr
    Matt Rowe
    Matt Wallach

  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
    Gwen Gibson
    Roland Limpert
    Richard Ortt

  • Maryland Geological Survey
    Jeff Halka (Retired)
    Stephen Van Ryswick

  • Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association
    Frank Holden

  • Maryland Watermen's Association
    Robert T. Brown Sr. 

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Chesapeake Bay Office
    Kevin Schabow

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – National Marine Fisheries Service
    Jonathan Watson

  • Resilience Authority of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
    Matt Fleming

  • Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission
    Sonny Gwin

  • Upper Bay Charter Captains Association
    Russ Green
    Ken Jeffries
    Mike Smolek
    Steve Waters

  • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
    Elizabeth Price
    Lorie Staver
    Lisa Wainger

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Dan Bierly
    Charles Leasure

  • U.S. EPA
    Megan Fitzgerald
    John Forren
    Stephanie Jacobs
    Jessica Martinsen
    Byron Riggins

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Robbie Callahan

  • U.S. Geological Survey
    Diann Prosser
    Forrest Vanderbilt