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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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Chesapeake Bay Trust

Welcome to the incoming 2018-2019 Chesapeake Conservation Corps class! You are about to embark on an incredible year!

We want to express a huge thank you to everyone who joined us today at YMCA Camp Letts to celebrate our incoming and outgoing Corps members, especially our guest speakers: Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (the program founder), Senator John Astle, Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles, John Quinn of BGE (program partner), Ernestine White of the National Park Service (program partner), and Trust Board Chair Ben Wechsler.
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Latest News from the Trust

August 3, 2018 in News

Now Open! Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program

The Prince George’s County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce the fifth year of our partnership for the Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program. This grant program supports projects that provide community engagement while treating and…
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July 31, 2018 in Blog

Project Highlight: Prince George’s County and Maryland’s First Bandalong Litter Trap

The Trust had the opportunity to join Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, Anacostia Riverkeeper, the City of Mount Rainier, and other community members in celebrating the installation of…
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June 20, 2018 in News

Project Highlight: Twin Harbors Living Shoreline

Community replaces failing bulkhead with natural living shoreline to improve water quality and create wildlife habitat The Trust recently had the opportunity to celebrate the completion of South River Federation’s…
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June 6, 2018 in Blog

Project Highlight: Rock Creek Conservancy’s Crabbs Branch Conservation Landscaping

Innovative Stormwater Solution Demonstration Site for HOAs in Montgomery County The Trust spent a fantastic morning celebrating the completion of Rock Creek Conservancy’s Crabbs Branch Conservation Landscaping project in the…
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