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Posts tagged ‘Stream Restoration’

10
Feb

Sponsors Sought for Maryland Bay Game Activity Book

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 »

13
Aug

Governor O’Malley Invites Educators to Join Stream Restoration Focus Group

Application deadline Monday, August 19 

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 »

18
Jul

State Awards More Grants through Governor’s Stream Restoration Challenge

Students in Carroll County assessing the health of a local stream

Students in Carroll County assessing the health of a local stream

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 »

22
Apr

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 »

19
Feb

Stream Restoration Challenge to Award More Grants

Open to local governments, schools and NGOs

Trail Skirting Tolliver Falls by Janice Browne

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 »

14
Dec

Governor O’Malley Announces Stream Challenge Winners

Grant program to seek second round of applicants

Student tree plantings, such as this one, are one of the many projects to be funded through the Stream Challenge.

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.

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28
Aug

DNR Certifies New Clean Marina in Deale

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 »