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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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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.

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Chesapeake Bay Trust
We are truly humbled by the support our silent auction has received from area businesses! We know how hard they work to be successful and we are incredibly grateful for their generosity. 
Check out the list here: https://bit.ly/2ULQCoh
and be a part of the bidding on May 2nd at the Baltimore Museum of Industry by buying your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Ktf0Xz

We are truly humbled by the support our silent auction has received from area businesses! We know how hard they work to be successful and we are incredibly grateful for their generosity.
Check out the list here: bit.ly/2ULQCoh
and be a part of the bidding on May 2nd at the Baltimore Museum of Industry by buying your tickets here: bit.ly/2Ktf0Xz
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Latest News from the Trust

April 9, 2019 in News

Introducing Our 21st Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration Silent Auction!

From Baltimore City to the Eastern Shore, our Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration’s silent auction offers chances to wine, dine, play and stay throughout Maryland. We are thrilled to have so…
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April 5, 2019 in Blog

Low Impact Development Center Partners with Behnke Nurseries for Stormwater Practice Demonstration Site

Nonprofit organization partners with local nursery in Prince George's County, Maryland to install a stormwater practice demonstration site and resource center.  Communities all across the Chesapeake Bay watershed are doing…
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April 3, 2019 in News

Cheers to the Brews of the Bay and Wines of the Watershed!

As a part of this year’s Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration, we invited area breweries and wineries to toast us into our event’s 21st year.  Being based in Maryland is the…
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March 26, 2019 in News

Chesapeake Bay Trust Announces Awardees from February 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting

Annapolis, MD – The Chesapeake Bay Trust announced the approval of 12 grants totaling $417,823 to enable a wide range of organizations to implement on-the-ground restoration and education projects and…
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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.