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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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After 89 years, Behnke Nurseries will close their gates at 5pm today. Thank you Behnke Nurseries for being a wonderful community partner throughout the years. We will miss you! 
Read our thank you and farewell to Behnke’s on our blog: https://cbtrust.org/thank-you-and-farewell-to-behnke-nurseries/

After 89 years, Behnke Nurseries will close their gates at 5pm today. Thank you Behnke Nurseries for being a wonderful community partner throughout the years. We will miss you!
Read our thank you and farewell to Behnke’s on our blog: cbtrust.org/thank-you-and-farewell-to-behnke-nurseries/
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June 11, 2019 in Blog

The Asbury-Broadneck United Methodist Church Restoration Project Keeps Historic Cemetery Safe from Stormwater Runoff

By Chante Goodger, Chesapeake Bay Trust Spring Semester Intern Headstones would float as the stormwater runoff flowed from an uphill park into the historic African American church’s cemetery, where civil…
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June 7, 2019 in News

Chesapeake Bay Trust Announces $3,941,976 in Grant Awards from May 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting

Annapolis, MD -  The Chesapeake Bay Trust approved 129 grants totaling $3,941,976 to enable a wide range of organizations to implement on-the-ground restoration and education projects and programs. Four times…
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May 29, 2019 in Blog

Stormwater Savvy Program Combines Clean Water Goals With Community Vision

The Neighborhood Design Center helps communities develop master plans that are both people and environment friendly.  Polluted stormwater runoff negatively impacts our environment, our communities, and the people who live…
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May 28, 2019 in Blog

Towson University Tree Campus USA Award Serves as an Example for All

Towson University, a recent Tree Campus award winner and Chesapeake Bay Trust awardee, organized an Arbor Day event to showcase their commitment to planting and caring for trees and recognize…
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