Alex Sahi, a Masters of Applied Anthropology graduate at the University of Maryland completed a research project on the cultural history of the Deal Island Peninsula's salt marshes. The research was conducted as part of his masters program internship requirements. It examines the different values and associations of marsh end-users -- both local and non-local -- and how they have shaped the history of marsh management. This research was carried out through an analysis of archival records during the summer of 2018, which helped frame the 11 interviews he conducted during the fall to collect insights from DIPP stakeholders. A brief history of salt marsh uses and management was written this spring as culmination of his internship project. Alex hopes that this research will inspire future understandings about the cultural history of salt marshes, how they have changed, and how they have become an integral part of Deal Island identity.