MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

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[photo, Assateague Island National Park Seashore (Worcester County), Maryland] There are hundreds of islands in Maryland. While most are inhabited, several islands, such as Assateague Island and Poplar Island, are reserved as parks and wildlife refuges.

Over time, the number of islands in Maryland has decreased. Rising sea levels have caused many islands in the Chesapeake Bay, including Sharps Island and Three Sisters Island, to disappear. Others, such as Smith Island, are in danger of being flooded. Still others, such as Hart-Miller Island, have increased in size from extensive deposits of dredged materials. At the same time, some private individuals have donated islands to the State of Maryland to ensure the preservation of island plants, wildlife, and ecology.

Assateague Island National Park Seashore (Worcester County), May 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.


The Department of Natural Resources has developed a program that conserves areas along the coast, including marshlands, that serve as natural buffers against tidal surges and erosion.

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MARYLAND ISLANDS
(by county)


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

BALTIMORE COUNTY

CALVERT COUNTY

CECIL COUNTY

CHARLES COUNTY

DORCHESTER COUNTY

FREDERICK COUNTY

GARRETT COUNTY

HARFORD COUNTY

KENT COUNTY

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY

ST. MARY'S COUNTY

SOMERSET COUNTY

TALBOT COUNTY

WASHINGTON COUNTY

WICOMICO COUNTY


[photo, Assateague Island National Park Seashore (Worcester County), Maryland] WORCESTER COUNTY

Assateague Island National Park Seashore (Worcester County), May 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.


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