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Department Awards Funding for Stream Education and Study

Engages Students in the Health of the Chesapeake Bay and Local Waterways The Maryland Department of Natural Resources today awarded $200,000 to four nonprofit organizations dedicated to engaging students in monitoring, studying and restoring local streams and waterways. The four Explore and Restore Maryland Streams funding recipients will work with seven different counties, reaching over  Read the Rest…

Conowingo Dam Report Shows Time is Now for Collaboration, Innovation on Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Scouring Nutrients and Sediment May Affect Implementation of Bay Goals A newly finalized report on the Conowingo Dam underscores the urgency of finding innovative multi-state solutions to reduce the water pollution that threatens the Chesapeake Bay. The Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment Study ─ conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with  Read the Rest…

Maryland Challenges Virginia Coal Ash Permit

 State Files Appeal Documents in Richmond The state of Maryland has filed an appeal with the Commonwealth of Virginia calling for an official review of a recent Virginia Department of Environmental Quality decision to approve a coal ash water discharge permit for Dominion Virginia Power. That permit would authorize the release of potentially toxic pollutants  Read the Rest…

Governor Hogan Announces Pollution Reduction Grant Recipients

Fourteen projects will receive grants from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, Gov. Larry Hogan announced today. Selected by the Bay Cabinet and administered by the Department of Natural Resources, these projects are the most cost-effective and efficient initiatives to address polluted runoff and sediment in targeted areas of the state.

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

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  Read the Rest…

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AccessDNR October 2016
The October 2016 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Anna Lucente-Hoffmann.