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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

August 31, 2020 in Blog

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Profile: Sam Myers & The Nature Conservancy

Sam coring a white pine as part of her Capstone project to study the impact of historical fires on forest structure at TNC’s Sideling Hill Creek preserve in western Maryland.…
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August 25, 2020 in News

Engaging Diverse Groups in Environmental Stewardship is Essential

In 2015, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, working through their Chispa Maryland (Chispa) program, received an award through the Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program to…
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July 27, 2020 in Blog

Working with Faith-Based Organizations to Implement Stormwater Solutions

In 2015, Anacostia Riverkeeper received an award through the Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program to carry out their High-Volume Community Cistern project. This project had four primary objectives, which…
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July 11, 2020 in News

Introducing Our 22nd Treasure the Chesapeake Silent Auction!

From Baltimore City to the Eastern Shore, our Treasure the Chesapeake's silent auction offers chances to cherish treasures of the Bay throughout Maryland. We are thrilled to have so many…
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