The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites citizens, businesses and organizations to become a part of the 2014-2015 Maryland Bay Game through a variety of sponsorship opportunities! Now in its 17th year, this exciting activity booklet is given to schools, libraries, State Parks, and visitor centers for children to enjoy throughout the summer and all year long. Read more
Governor Martin O’Malley is asking teachers from across the State to join a focus group to help develop a hands-on, long-term stream restoration effort for Maryland students. The Governor first met with Maryland educators to explore how this next generation of stewards could help restore the Bay on July 2. Read more
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the second round of Stream Restoration Challenge grant recipients to receive funding for school and community projects to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality. Selected by the State, these 16 proposals will use service learning and environmental education activities to engage and educate nearly 15,000 students in every phase of the restoration process. Read more
Program accepting proposals through May 30
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
Open to local governments, schools and NGOs
The Stream Restoration Challenge is once again accepting applications from local governments, school systems, and non-governmental organizations looking to carry out projects to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality and create service learning and environmental literacy activities for students. Through this program, the State and its partners will award the top proposals grants totaling up to $6 million to establish 1,000 acres of forested stream buffers by 2015. Read more
Grant program to seek second round of applicants
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the winners of the Stream Restoration Challenge, a new grant program through which the State and its partners plan to establish 1,000 acres of forested stream buffers in Maryland by 2015. The program will provide up to $6 million to help local governments, school systems, and non-governmental organizations carryout projects to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality and create service learning and environmental literacy activities for students.
Bay Harbor Boatyard, a family run facility on Rockhold Creek off of Herring Bay, has been certified as the newest Maryland Clean Marina.
“We really wanted to make our place the best it could be, so we decided to go for the Clean Marina Award,” said Co-owner Denise Klein. “The improvements are noticeable as soon as you walk in.” Read more