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You want to protect the Chesapeake.

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 a cleaner, greener, healthier Chesapeake watershed 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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The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to partner with Prince George’s County on its Rain Check Rebate Program, offering incentives to homeowners, businesses, and others to install practices that will improve stormwater runoff quality, reduce runoff quantity, and improve local streams and rivers.

This view is thanks to you.  Your Maryland State Tax form is a great opportunity to look out for the Bay and local at-risk species. Donations to the Chesapeake Bay and Endangered Species Fund go to a 501c3 nonprofit and cannot be diverted for any other use. Learn more today: https://cbtrust.org/taxdonation/

This view is thanks to you. Your Maryland State Tax form is a great opportunity to look out for the Bay and local at-risk species. Donations to the Chesapeake Bay and Endangered Species Fund go to a 501c3 nonprofit and cannot be diverted for any other use. Learn more today: cbtrust.org/taxdonation/ ... See MoreSee Less

Latest News from the Trust

February 15, 2019 in News

Meet the design team behind the new Chesapeake Bay license plate

Creating the new Chesapeake Bay license plate was a true team effort, and one of the keys was the designer behind the process. TM Design is a Maryland-based graphic design…
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February 1, 2019 in Blog

Project Highlight: National Capital Region’s Watershed Stewards Academy

Watershed Stewards Academy engages residents in watershed issues and solutions to improve communities and local waterways.  The Watershed Stewards Academy empowers residents all across Maryland and the Washington metropolitan area to become…
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January 25, 2019 in Blog

Project Highlight: DuVal High School Courtyard Rain Garden

DuVal High School in Prince George's County, Maryland, installs a rain garden on campus to reduce stormwater runoff and provide an outdoor classroom for students. According to the Educator’s Guide to…
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January 18, 2019 in News

Trust Celebrates 2019 Scholarship & Award winners at Annual Legislative Reception

2019 Chesapeake Bay Trust scholarship and award winners Last night, the Chesapeake Bay Trust was joined by friends, supporters, and Maryland legislators to celebrate our 2019 scholarship and award winners…
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Bay Plates

For only $20, you can purchase your own Treasure the Chesapeake license plate and it will be mailed directly to your home.