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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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Latest News from the Trust

April 17, 2019 in Blog

Tree Adoption Program Engages Residents and Increases Tree Canopy

Prince George's County, Maryland nonprofit increases tree canopy and engages residents through tree adoption program. In the video above, Executive Director of Global Health and Education Projects (GHEP), Romuladus Azuine, talks…
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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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For only $20, you can purchase your own Treasure the Chesapeake license plate and it will be mailed directly to your home.