This project consisted of converting an approximately 2-acre wet pond to a submerged gravel wetland. Complicating the excavation process was the presence of rock. Significant rock breaking and removal was necessary to establish the new subgrade of the gravel wetland. Because of the ponds size and limits of disturbance, it was necessary to construct the gravel wetland in a series of phases. This was a complicated project that was successfully completed. MDE and USACE representatives had high praise for the Ferguson crews. This project will ultimately help the environment and serve the Fort Detrick base for many years to come.