Maryland Coastal Bays

Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve

The Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve will one day be available for public use; currently, the site is awaiting restoration efforts which will include flooding portions of the property through the use of ditch plugging.

The restoration plan for this property is being developed by the Ilia Fehrer Managment Plan Committee. This committee is comprised of representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, MD Department of Natural Resources, Worcester County Recreation and Parks, MD Coastal Bays Program, MD Department of the Environment, and local residents.



The MCBP partnered with the Trust for Public Land, DNR, and Worcester County to help protect 430 acres of headwater forest along Assateague Road. Worcester County will own the parcel but MCBP has agreed to create nature trails, signs, and restore 60 acres of pine monoculture to deciduous forested wetlands.

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