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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 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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Rain Check Rebate

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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October 12, 2018 in Blog

Kent Island Beach Cleanups Unveils Educational Environmental Sculpture

Images courtesy of Kent Island Beach Cleanups. “Many Hands of the Chesapeake” project illuminates the detrimental effects of single-use plastics; Mentorship program advances nonprofit’s mission Last month, the Trust was…
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October 1, 2018 in News

Outdoor Enthusiasts Have Yet Another Way to Give Back

Photo: Maryland DNR/Larry Hindman Partnership with Maryland Department of Natural Resources Establishes Maryland Outdoor Recreation and Clean Water Fund Anglers, boaters and hunters who purchase their licenses or registrations from the Maryland…
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September 17, 2018 in Blog

Project Highlight: Narragansett Parkway’s Micro-bioretention Areas in the City of College Park

City of College Park, Maryland, installs two micro-bioretention areas to treat stormwater runoff along Narragansett Parkway. Impervious surfaces, such as driveways and parking lots, prevent rainwater from soaking into the…
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September 13, 2018 in Blog

Project Highlight: Borough of Chambersburg’s Rhodes Drive Reconstruction and Bioretention Basin

Click the edit button to add your testimonial. “Green Streets” grant helps Borough upgrade central emergency route while improving water quality This week the Trust joined the Borough of Chambersburg,…
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