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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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Latest News from the Trust

April 1, 2020 in News

Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Awardees

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with Prince George's County, is proud to announce the sixth year of Prince George's County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program awards! The program supports projects…
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March 30, 2020 in News

For a Healthy Bay – Let Grasses Stay!

Are you one of the 260,000 recreational boaters chomping at the bit to get on the Chesapeake Bay this year? It is purported that everyone in the Chesapeake Bay watershed…
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March 9, 2020 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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March 2, 2020 in News

Side Effect to a Healthy Bay: Becoming Happier and Healthier People!

The Trust has a vision that the Chesapeake Bay and local watersheds are healthy and safe, our waters are fishable and swimmable, local communities benefit from healthy resources, and everyone…
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