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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 cleaner, greener, healthier Chesapeake, Coastal Bays, and Youghiogheny watersheds for years to come.

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Latest News from the Trust

May 18, 2020 in Blog

Celebrating an Environmental Champion: Walkiria Pool

Walkiria Pool, President of the non-profit organization Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF) located in Riverdale, was recently named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record! The Maryland’s Top…
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May 13, 2020 in Blog

A Brighter Future for the Anacostia River

The Anacostia Watershed Society recently released the 2020 State of the Anacostia River Report, which tells the story of the health of the Anacostia River from previously-collected 2019 data. This…
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April 28, 2020 in News

Riverbea Community Salutes Neighborhood: “May the Forest Be With You”

BEFORE: The Riviera Beach Community's overgrown areas of land. It is a problem faced by many homeowner associations; community common areas overtaken by invasive plant growth which seem to invade…
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April 13, 2020 in Blog

Spotlight on an Environmental Champion

Environmental leaders are all around us, even within our local communities. Tiaa Rutherford of the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) is one such leader. Tiaa has worked…
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