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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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February 20, 2019 in Blog

Project Highlight: National Wildlife Federation’s Sacred Grounds Program Engages Faith Communities

National Wildlife Federation's Sacred Grounds Program engages faith communities in environmental stewardship in Prince George's County, Maryland.We are impacted by our natural resources and our natural resources are impacted by…
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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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For only $20, you can purchase your own Treasure the Chesapeake license plate and it will be mailed directly to your home.