Herrington Harbour Marinas are a Southern Maryland destination for boaters, diners and those looking for a getaway. Herrington Harbour North (Tracys Landing) and South (North Beach) are known for their resort amenities.
But a special piece of recognition from outgoing Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signaled that Herrington Harbour Marinas should also be known for their efforts to protect the environment.
The marina company’s founder, E. Steuart Chaney, was named a Chesapeake Bay Ambassador, the highest honor a Maryland governor can give an individual for environmental contributions, on one of Gov. Hogan’s last days in office.
When the Chaneys bought the Herrington Harbour property 45 years ago, Steuart recalls, “All the shorelines were eroding and unprotected, and the existing bulkheads were failing. Over the years, we removed the bulkheads and replaced them with tidal wetland buffers which serve three critical roles: shoreline erosion protection, storm…