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Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Awards $64 Million for FY ‘15

New Broadway East Community Park in Baltimore City is transformed into an urban park last summer thanks to the Trust Fund and partners.

Innovative financing program celebrates 8 years of local water quality improvements in Maryland 

In another boost for Chesapeake Bay water quality, Governor Martin O’Malley has allocated $64.44 million to the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund in the State’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Created by the Maryland General Assembly in 2007, this unique financing program has directed a total of $256 million to local governments and organizations for 1,000 nonpoint source pollution projects that reduce harmful nutrient and sediment runoff into the Bay.  Read more »


City Creates New Urban Park in Baltimore

DNR provides funding toward project for Bay restoration

Community members planting trees

Photo Credit: Parks and People Foundation

State and city officials, local nonprofits and volunteers gathered to plant trees on June 15 at the New Broadway East Community Park in Baltimore as part of the project’s final stage. One of many partners, the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, contributed $153,000 toward this new urban park. Read more »


Marylanders Asked to Snap and Share High Tide Photos

Annapolis City Dock

Annapolis City Dock

With Maryland set to experience the highest tides of the summer June 22 through 25, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking residents in coastal areas to take pictures of the resulting high waters and flooding and submit them here. King Tides as they are often called, give planners a look at what potential future sea level rise may look like. Read more »


$3 Million Awarded for Chesapeake Bay Restoration in Anacostia and Little Patuxent Watersheds



The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund has awarded two environmental organizations grants totaling $3 million to restore wetlands and streams in the Anacostia and Little Patuxent watersheds in coordination with local, state and federal partners. These projects will help Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties meet Chesapeake Bay restoration goals by decreasing nutrient and sediment pollution. Read more »


Bus Tour Showcases Chester River Restoration Projects

The Chester River .

The Chester River

The Middle Chester Partnership hosted a bus tour out of  Washington College today showcasing restoration work completed on the Chester River through a grant from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. The day-long event gave State and county representatives, citizens and neighboring watershed groups a firsthand look at projects carried out using the latest technology, government programs, and innovative partnerships with landowners, homeowners and local governments. Read more »


Stream Restoration Challenge Kicks Off with Spring Plantings

Program accepting proposals through May 30

Kent County Public School students are working to plant more than 4,000 trees at the Sassafras NRMA in Kennedyville.

Kent County Public School students  planting  trees at  Sassafras NRMA in Kennedyville

This spring, more than 2,000 students from across Maryland got an early start on their Earth Day contributions, planting trees to improve water quality through Governor Martin O’Malley’s Stream Restoration Challenge. The program ─ which is still accepting proposals ─ provides grants for students and groups to carry out projects to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality through service learning and environmental education activities. Read more »


Montgomery County Receives $19.8 Million for Stormwater Projects

Projects like this rain garden collect stormwater and filter pollution.

Stormwater projects like this rain garden collect and filter polluted runoff.

The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund has awarded the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection a $19.8 million grant to construct and carry out stormwater management projects in the Anacostia River and Rock Creek watersheds, in coordination with other local, State and federal partners. Read more »