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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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Field trip season has started! We'll say it again: We ❤️ kids outside! Thanks for sharing Baltimore Lab School!Today Lower School students and staff enjoyed a fun and educational trip to NorthBay Adventure! Students participated in a variety of activities including water and team building exploration.

Trips like these are funded through the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and support BLS's mission as a Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Green School.
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Latest News from the Trust

September 17, 2018 in Blog

Project Highlight: Narragansett Parkway’s Micro-bioretention Areas in the City of College Park

City of College Park, Maryland, installs two micro-bioretention areas to treat stormwater runoff along Narragansett Parkway. Impervious surfaces, such as driveways and parking lots, prevent rainwater from soaking into the…
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September 13, 2018 in Blog

Project Highlight: Borough of Chambersburg’s Rhodes Drive Reconstruction and Bioretention Basin

Click the edit button to add your testimonial. “Green Streets” grant helps Borough upgrade central emergency route while improving water quality This week the Trust joined the Borough of Chambersburg,…
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September 7, 2018 in Blog

Project Highlight: Greenbelt Homes, Inc.’s Rain Garden at 20 Court Ridge

A stone diaphragm intercepts, captures, and directs stormwater runoff from the hillside and parking lot to a rain garden that slows, filters, and absorbs the runoff. Community installs new stormwater best management…
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August 23, 2018 in News

Welcome Chesapeake Conservation Corps Class of 2019! And congrats to the Class of 2018!

Click the edit button to add your testimonial. This week the Trust celebrated the incoming and outgoing Chesapeake Conservation Corps classes with the annual "Passing of the Golden Shovel" ceremony,…
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