Additional Resources


The Chesapeake Bay Trust encourages our grantees to consider project signage as part of their proposal. Signage functions to increase awareness, educate the public, foster appreciation and long term sustainability, and demonstrates commitment to communicating the purpose and value of water quality related projects (ex. conservation landscaping).

While this is not an exhaustive list, the following are companies that provide signage to the Chesapeake Bay region:

Aluma Photo-Plate Co.

David Arthur


Interpretive Graphics

K Designs

Landmark Impressions

Voss Signs

These links can provide direction and guidance when creating project signage:

DogTooth Design



USDA Forest Service: NatureWatch

Water Words That Work, LLC

Our Logo

All public communications and promotion including press releases, print publications, and signage must acknowledge the Chesapeake Bay Trust and include an the Trust’s logo:

Restoration Resources

Native plants (type in the plant name and look for natives):

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (type in the plant name and look for natives):

USDA (download complete plant fact sheet/checklist and look for plant)-

USFWS Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping Chesapeake Bay Watershed (look for plant in the plant information pages by the type such as herbaceous plants, shrubs, etc.):

Pollinator Partnership Ecoregional planting guides; these two should cover most of the bay watershed:




Mapping and Site Selection

·         Water Resources Registry (WRR) – An interactive mapping for grantees to build their own site maps for project submission, for Trust staff to research sites, and for Trust staff and partners to share site visits and site information, etc. The latest mapping layers for MD are available and easily added, viewed, used to select restoration or protection, and exported to pdf.


·         MD iMAP (this data is in the WRR) – Maryland’s mapping and GIS data portal


Sea Level Rise Mapping tools
Research a site to include things such as inundation at a level such as the 1 foot level and additional aspects such as social vulnerability, SAV, past shoreline, land use, etc.)

·         MD DNR’s coastal atlas that shows areas that are prone to flooding:

·         NOAA Digital Coast tools:


MD Trust Fund Project Sites

Additional Funding Sources

Additional Funding Sources:


Alice Ferguson Foundation

American Floral Endowment (due June 1st every year)

BirdSleuth School Garden Grant (due Feb 22, 2015)

Captain Planet Foundation (due Sept 30th or Jan 31st; Eco-Tech Grants due Mar 15th; Project Learning Tree Feb 29th)

Department of Natural Resources Explore & Restore Maryland Streams (due April 22, 2016)

Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Resources Education (rolling deadline)

Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of Tools & Technology Grants  (May 6, 2016)

EPA (due April 8, 2016)

Green Thumb Challenge (due Sept 30, 2015)

Kids in Need Foundation (available from July 15th – Sept 15th)

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program (Oct 15th)

Math Hero Award

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation

NOAA B-WET (due Dec 16, 2015)

North American Association for Environmental Education

Project Learning Tree (Sept 30, 2016)

Target Field Trip Grants (available from Aug 1st – Oct 1st)

Technology Grants for Educators: 17 Resources for Future-Proof Kids

Toshiba America (due Oct 1st)

Tree Fund (available from Jan 1 – Mar 1)

Unity Gardens (available from Jan 15th – Mar 15th and July 1st – Aug 31st)

WalMart Foundation

Youth Changing the World

Capacity Building

Organizational Capacity Building Resources:

    1. The Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT)-; The CCAT is a leading tool for measuring a nonprofit’s organizational effectiveness in relation to four core capacities – leadership, adaptability, management, and technical – as well as organizational culture.
    2. Five Disciplines for Building Learning Organizations –

Network Building Resources:

  1. Network Building Materials to accelerate and deepen systems level change –