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You want to restore our watersheds.

We provide the resources.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust awards more than $10 million in grant funding each year to hundreds of nonprofits and community organizations throughout the region for hands-on projects that are ensuring cleaner, greener, healthier Chesapeake, Coastal Bays, and Youghiogheny watersheds for years to come.

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The Trust’s grant-making strategies are shaped by three core objectives: environmental education, demonstration-based restoration, and community engagement. We look to these objectives as touchstones for developing our grant programs, engaging new partners, and communicating about our work.

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Latest News from the Trust

November 15, 2019 in News

Goatscaping: Clearing Invasive Species Never Looked So Cute

Invasive kudzu engulfs the left side of this picture while the goat cleared area on the right shows the improvement made. By Kristina Arreza Chesapeake Bay Trust Communications Intern Maintaining…
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November 14, 2019 in News

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Profile: Amanda Bland & The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Participating in the Chesapeake Conservation Corps is a unique experience. We’re showcasing the individual Conservation Corps members in the 2019-2020 cohort along with information on their host site and descriptions…
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October 24, 2019 in News

The Chesapeake Bay Trust Announces Awardees

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has a rigorous grant review process: every proposal submitted over $5,000 is sent to members of a Technical Review Committee (TRC) and is reviewed and scored…
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October 16, 2019 in Blog

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church Reforests Woodlands

By Kristina Arreza Chesapeake Bay Trust Communications Intern On an overcast Thursday morning, volunteers from the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church (WMPC) in Severna Park, Maryland, prepared for the planting of…
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