Are you invested in the health of the Chesapeake Bay region?
The Chesapeake Bay Trust shares a bold vision for a restored and protected Chesapeake Bay watershed and other natural resources in our area—from the Coastal Bays to the Chesapeake to the Youghiogheny River. We uniquely empower local community-based groups on the ground with the resources they need to take on a meaningful and measurable role in restoring these systems. Healthy natural resources benefit everyone. We know that everyone can make an impact and hundreds of thousands of individuals have come together to improve forests, streams, rivers, bays, wildlife, and more in their own communities.
The Trust empowers these groups by providing grants and technical assistance. Every year, about 400 groups are awarded project money or provided other assistance to accomplish environmental education, community outreach, and local watershed restoration projects. We currently average $12 million to $20 million in grant funding annually. Since our inception in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly, the Trust has awarded $140 million in grants and engaged hundreds of thousands of resident stewards in projects that have a measurable impact.
The Trust is supported by the sale of the Chesapeake vehicle license plate (affectionately known as “the bay plate”); donations to the Chesapeake Bay and Endangered Species Fund on the Maryland State income tax form; donations from Maryland’s online boating, fishing, and hunting license system; contributions from individuals and corporations; and partnerships with private foundations and federal, state, and local governments. The Trust has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator for over two decades: on average 90 percent of the Trust’s expenditures are directed to its restoration and education programs.
Current Open Positions
The Chesapeake Bay Trust does not have any open positions at this time. Please check this page often as open positions will be listed here.
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