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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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"Massive restoration of the world's forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests."

Throughout the year, The Trust offers grant programs that can include the planting of more trees. Two such programs in Anne Arundel County are open and accepting applications now. cbtrust.org/grants/

Green Towson Alliance
Apparently, the number of trees on earth have been underestimated. A new study has found that our beautiful planet has room for an additional 1.2 trillion trees to grow in parks, woods and abandoned land across the planet. Planting them would take us a long way towards clearing up the carbon dioxide in the air.

If such a goal were accomplished, ecologist Dr Thomas Crowther said it would outstrip every other method for tackling climate change – from building wind turbines to vegetarian diets.
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Latest News from the Trust

February 15, 2019 in News

Meet the design team behind the new Chesapeake Bay license plate

Creating the new Chesapeake Bay license plate was a true team effort, and one of the keys was the designer behind the process. TM Design is a Maryland-based graphic design…
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February 1, 2019 in Blog

Project Highlight: National Capital Region’s Watershed Stewards Academy

Watershed Stewards Academy engages residents in watershed issues and solutions to improve communities and local waterways.  The Watershed Stewards Academy empowers residents all across Maryland and the Washington metropolitan area to become…
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January 25, 2019 in Blog

Project Highlight: DuVal High School Courtyard Rain Garden

DuVal High School in Prince George's County, Maryland, installs a rain garden on campus to reduce stormwater runoff and provide an outdoor classroom for students. According to the Educator’s Guide to…
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January 18, 2019 in News

Trust Celebrates 2019 Scholarship & Award winners at Annual Legislative Reception

2019 Chesapeake Bay Trust scholarship and award winners Last night, the Chesapeake Bay Trust was joined by friends, supporters, and Maryland legislators to celebrate our 2019 scholarship and award winners…
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