Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SHA Contractor to Conduct Survey of Bat Population in Watkins Mill Road/I 270 Area

 Bat Anatomy Field Guide

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), Skelly and Loy, Inc., is conducting an environmental survey to assess the bat population in the area near the I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange Project. The survey will end Friday, August 21. Contractors are onsite from noon to 3 a.m. each evening. Affected property owners were notified of the project by mail.
Contractors will be recording the presence of bats and identify the species as required by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The bat survey crew will carry identification and will be using field vehicles marked with a “Skelly and Loy” logo as well as a windshield sign describing their activity.
Questions or concerns can be directed to Brian Cox, Team Leader at or 410-545-8650.