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You want to restore our watersheds.

We provide the resources.

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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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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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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Latest News from the Trust

January 22, 2020 in News

The Trust Welcomes the New Year with a New Member

By Kristina Arreza Chesapeake Bay Trust Communications Intern After completing an internship with the Trust, Katherine Somoza joins the Program team as Restoration Program Assistant. Katherine shares her story on…
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January 22, 2020 in News

Chesapeake Bay Trust Celebrates at 2020 Legislative Reception

The evening's speakers are pictured from left: Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio; Department of Natural Resources, Gary Jobson, Chairman of the Board of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Senate President Emeritus Thomas V.…
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December 18, 2019 in News

The Chesapeake Bay Trust Announces Awardees

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has a rigorous grant review process: every proposal submitted over $5,000 is sent to members of a Technical Review Committee (TRC) and is reviewed and scored…
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November 15, 2019 in Blog

Goatscaping: Clearing Invasive Species Never Looked So Cute

Invasive kudzu engulfs the left side of this picture while the goat cleared area on the right shows the improvement made. By Kristina Arreza Chesapeake Bay Trust Communications Intern Maintaining…
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