The State of Maryland loses approximately 260 acres of tidal shoreline due to
erosion each year, resulting in a loss of public and private property, historic
and cultural sites, recreational beaches, productive farmland and forested areas
Each year erosion contributes approximately 11 million cubic yards of sediment into
the Chesapeake Bay, intensifying the need for navigational dredging and diminishing
water quality due to increased turbidity. Dorchester County is the major loser in the erosion
problem comprising 54% of total loss.
The Holland Island Preservation Foundation was founded in 1995 by
Stephen L. White. As a former waterman and Methodist minister who has
seen the island's changes since 1951, he decided to take action.
The Holland Island Preservation Foundation is a nonprofit organization
recognized by the Internal Revenue Service with the 509(a)(1) status
reserved for public charities.
We have volunteer groups ready to come over and help with our preservation efforts.
However, our ability to maximize the efforts of these groups is hampered by our lack of equipment
and funding. WE NEED YOUR HELP!