Clean Water Archive

Grants available for watershed restoration projects

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Department of the Environment welcome requests for the Watershed Assistance – Two-Year Milestone Support grant program. This program will support design assistance, watershed planning and programmatic development associated with protection and restoration programs and projects that ...Read More

Star Democrat: Queenstown dedicates new well

QUEENSTOWN — A new municipal well for the Town of Queenstown was dedicated in a brief ceremony Thursday, June 26. The well, located on Del Rhodes Avenue, began as a test well and was converted to a permanent one, giving the town two separate water sources — this new ...Read More

WJZ-13: Maryland Beaches Rated Among Best In Nation

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — When it comes to beaches, Maryland scores very high for clean water. Alex DeMetrick reports an annual survey finds the water isn’t just fine for swimming, it’s safe. Watch the video Read the entire article

Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay Restoration

Media Contacts: MDE: Jay Apperson 410-537-3172/ jay.apperson@maryland.govDNR: Karis King 410-260-8001 / karis.king@maryland.govMDA: Julie Oberg 410-841-5889 / julie.oberg@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay RestorationSets 2014 –2015 targets; on target to reach 2017 goals BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2014) – The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today ...Read More

Capital Gazette: New Chesapeake Bay agreement sets 10 goals, deadlines

Governors and officials from six states gathered in Annapolis Monday to sign the latest agreement on fighting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, also signed the document, which sets 10 goals, including sustainable fisheries, better water quality, ...Read More

Delmarvanow: Snow Hill unveils wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Fifteen years after the project was first proposed, state and local officials met in Snow Hill on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the town’s wastewater treatment plant upgrade. Town leaders, local politicians and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture gathered for a ribbon cutting at the $14 ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding For Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY  Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater infrastructure        BALTIMORE, MD (May 28, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more ...Read More

Healthy and Safe Swimming: We’re in it together

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Healthy and Safe Swimming: We’re in it together   Baltimore, MD (May 19, 2014) – Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week begins now, May 19-25, 2014.  The Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Environment, and Natural ...Read More

eMDE – Drinking Water Week

      THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE DRINKING WATER WEEK 2014 More than 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, but only about 1 percent of Earth’s water is usable for consumption. And while many of us might see water ...Read More

Drinking Water Week 2014

More than 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, but only about 1 percent of Earth’s water is usable for consumption.  And while many of us might see water as a perpetual gift that nature has bestowed upon us – always just a twist of the faucet ...Read More
ae1a-ewspw-web1