Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Projects

           

In 2014, the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment and the Chesapeake Bay Trust established a partnership to offer the Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program. The grant program supports stormwater restoration and retrofit projects that engage residents of Prince George’s County in clean water efforts.

See a list of awarded projects and communities served, here, and learn more about these projects below. Check back often, projects are added frequently!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 75 Projects Awarded

$6.48 Million in
Approved Awards

 

Community Engagement

Clean Water Efforts

Reduce Stormwater Runoff

 

Over…

19,000 Students, Teachers, and Volunteers Engaged

35,500 Native Plants
and Trees Planted

160 Pet Waste Stations Installed

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Accokeek First Church of God

Project Title: Clean Water for Accokeek First Church of God
Award Amount: $75,000

Accokeek First Church of God received a grant award in 2015 to implement stormwater management practices on their property and conduct an educational program about the County’s Alternative Compliance Program.

Alice Ferguson Foundation

Project Title: Improving Water Quality with Stormwater BMPs and Education at Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Potomac Watershed Study Center
Award Amount: $188,972

In 2014, Alice Ferguson Foundation received a grant award to implement a variety of stormwater management practices at their Potomac Watershed Study Center. These stormwater management practices help improve water quality and provide stormwater education to teachers and students that visit the center.

Read more about this project on our blog here.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Project Title: Faithful Stewards Restoring Watersheds
Award Amount: $25,000

In 2014, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay received a grant award to support their Faithful Stewards Restoring Watersheds Initiative. This initiative educates faith leaders about stormwater runoff, inspires a call to action, and provides tools and resources to help congregations overcome technical and financial obstacles to project implementation.

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Project Title: Trash Reduction in the Anacostia Trapping Trash
Award Amount: $200,000

In 2016, Anacostia Riverkeeper received a grant award to install an in-stream litter trap in the City of Mount Rainier. This litter trap system, known as the Bandalong Litter Trap, is the first of its kind in Maryland.

This project was highlighted on the Trust blog, here.

Anacostia Watershed Society

Project Title: National Capital Region Watershed Stewards Academy
Award Amount: $48,000

In 2014, the Anacostia Watershed Society received this award to support the Watershed Stewards Academy for the National Capital Region. The Anacostia Watershed Society educated and trained Prince George’s County residents in watershed protection issues and empowered them to design and implement restoration projects that reduce stormwater runoff, improve the quality of their local waterways, increase public awareness, and engage community members in stormwater management solutions.

Project Title: Treating and Teaching
Award Amount: $500,000

In 2016, the Anacostia Watershed Society received a grant award to develop and pilot the Prince George’s County Treating and Teaching program. The program was developed in collaboration with several partners and County representatives to combine stormwater management projects with Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Treating and Teaching
Award Amount: $384,057

In 2017, the Anacostia Watershed Society received a grant award to expand the Prince George’s County Treating and Teaching program. The program installs stormwater solutions and outdoor classrooms on school campuses, trains facilities staff to maintain the assets, and educates teachers on how to use them with their students.

Project Title: National Capital Region Watershed Stewards Academy
Award Amount: $15,000

In 2017, the Anacostia Watershed Society received a grant award to conduct the Watershed Stewards Academy in Prince George’s County.

Read more about this project on our blog here.

Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation

Project Title: A Pilot Project: Technical Assistance to the Community to Plant and Care for Trees in Prince George’s County
Award Amount: $50,000

The Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation developed and managed a pilot outreach and tree planting program to engage the private residential communities primarily in the East Riverdale-Bladensburg Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) area.

Learn more about the project, here.

Centro de Apoyo Familiar

Project Title: Aguas Sanas Familia Sanas, Healthy Waters Healthy Families
Award Amount: $30,333

In 2017, Centro de Apoyo Familiar conducted the Agua Sanas Familia Sanas, Healthy Waters Healthy Families project to raise awareness about stormwater issues. They provided training to church promotoras (community health promoters) to become stormwater educators and leaders in their community.

Learn more about the project here. Read more about this project on our blog here.

City of College Park

Project Title: Narragansett Parkway & Muskogee Street Stormwater Treatment and Outreach Project
Grant Amount: $66,180

In 2014, the City of College Park was awarded a grant to install two micro-bioretention areas to treat stormwater runoff and remove pollutants along Narragansett Parkway.

This project was highlighted on the Trust blog, here.

City of District Heights

Project Title: District Heights Rain Garden Design
Award Amount: $34,862

The City of District Heights received a grant award in late 2014 to create a design for the installation of a rain garden along District Heights Parkway.

Project Title: District Heights Rain Garden
Award Amount: $108,579

The City of District Heights received a grant award in late 2018 to implement a bioretention project adjacent to the walking trail on District Heights Parkway on Rochelle Avenue.

City of Mount Rainier

Project Title: Mount Rainier Stormwater Retrofit Project
Award Amount: $166,707

The City of District Heights received a grant award in late 2018 to design and implement bioretention stormwater retrofit projects in City right-of-ways to reduce stormwater runoff, improve safety, beautify the community, and improve water quality in the Anacostia River watershed.

ECO City Farms

Project Title: Uncaptured Stormwater is a Missed Opportunity: Water Stewardship for Urban Farming
Award Amount: $45,000

In 2015, ECO City Farms received a grant award to implement a stormwater management system at their urban farm in Edmonston.

Read more about this project on our blog here.

The Empowerment Institute

Project Title: The Empowerment Institute and Southern Marketplace Rain Garden
Award Amount: $152,145

The Empowerment Institute partnered with Southern Marketplace (SoMa) to install a rain garden on SoMa’s site located on Southern Avenue in Oxon Hill, consisting of commercial, residential, and other undeveloped sites. This project improved a blighted parking lot by adding a rain garden near an active commercial strip and bus stop area.

Learn more about the project, here.

End Time Harvest Ministries

Project Title: Wellness Ambassadors Tree Planting
Award Amount: $16,415

In 2017, End Time Harvest Ministries conducted their Wellness Ambassadors Environmental Health Summer Employment Program aimed at connecting stormwater management to health.

Learn more about the project, here.

Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek

Project Title: RainWorks – Quincy and Moss Run Watersheds
Award Amount: $114, 227

In 2015, Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek received a grant award to implement five stormwater retrofit projects at one commercial and four residential properties in the Town’s of Bladensburg and Cheverly.

This project was highlighted in the Prince George’s County Newsletter, here.

Global Health and Education Projects

Project Title: The Family Tree Adoption Program
Award Amount: $15,000

The Family Tree Adoption Program provides native trees and shrubs to homeowners in Prince George’s County. The goal of the program is to green local communities by increasing tree canopy, which, in turn, will improve air and water quality and community aesthetics.

Learn more about the project, here. Read more about this project on our blog here.

Greenbelt Homes, Inc.

Project Title: Greenbelt Homes Incorporated Clean Water Initiative
Award Amount: $101,935

In 2016, Greenbelt Homes, Inc. received a grant award to install a stormwater best management practice comprised of a stone diaphragm, stone swale, and rain garden in the community.

This project was highlighted on the Trust blog, here.

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

Project Title: Faithful Stewards Restoring Watersheds
Award Amount: $25,000

The Faithful Stewards Restoring Watersheds initiative is a robust educational effort for faith leaders in Prince George’s County. This initiative delivered workshops to educate faith leaders about stormwater runoff, inspire a call to action with their congregations, and provide parishioners with the technical and financial tips needed to implement projects on the faith-based ground and/or on the resident/business-owner’s property.

Learn more about the project, here.

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

Project Title: Score Four: Students, Schools, Streams, and the Bay
Award Amount: $61,938

In 2015, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin received a grant award to conduct their Score Four: Students, Schools, Streams, and the Bay stormwater education program at Northwestern High School, Parkdale High School, and the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College.

Project Title: Score Four: Students, Schools, Streams, and the Bay
Award Amount: $60,189

In 2016, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin received a grant award to conduct their Score Four: Students, Schools, Streams, and the Bay stormwater education program at Northwestern High School and Accokeek Academy.

Read more about these projects on our blog here.

Low Impact Development Center

Project Title: Behnke Nurseries Rain Check Rebate Demonstration
Award Amount: $55,895

In 2014, the Low Impact Development Center and Behnke Nurseries partnered to provide a highly visible demonstration of the stormwater practices citizens and business owners can implement on their own property through the County’s Rain Check Rebate Program.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Rain Check Rebate Resource Center at Behnke Nurseries
Award Amount: $8,423

In 2015, the Low Impact Development Center and Behnke Nurseries teamed up again to create a Rain Check Rebate Resource Center at Behnke Nurseries. The resource center is an eye-catching display that showcases the County’s rebate program.

Read more about these projects on our blog here.

National Wildlife Federation

Project Title: Sacred Grounds in Prince George’s County
Award Amount: $41,465

In 2017, the National Wildlife Federation received a grant award to engage faith communities in environmental stewardship and clean water efforts through their Sacred Grounds program.

Read more about this project on our blog here.

Neighborhood Design Center

Project Title: Stormwater Savvy
Award Amount: $79,308

In 2014, the Neighborhood Design Center received a grant award to conduct their Stormwater Savvy Program. This program assists community groups, small municipalities, schools, and faith based organizations in creating action-oriented design plans to clean water and engage the community in the process and their landscape.

Learn more about the project, here.

Project Title: Community Design and Engagement through Continuation of NDC’s Stormwater Savvy Program
Award Amount: $50,000

In 2015, the Neighborhood Design Center received a second grant award to conduct their Stormwater Savvy Program with several organizations and communities in Prince George’s County.

Read more about Stormwater Savvy on our blog here.

Project Title: Providing Technical Assistance to Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Applicants
Award Amount: $24,432

The Neighborhood Design Center was awarded this grant in 2015 to provide technical assistance to grant applicants for the following round of the Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program. Their assistance included project feasibility assessments, design products, and grant application guidance.

New Hope Educational Institute

Project Title: New Hope Academy Parking Lot
Award Amount: $125,000

In 2015, New Hope Academy received a grant award to for the design and implementation of stormwater management practices to treat the parking lot runoff. New Hope removed 1,990 square feet of the parking lot asphalt and installed two rain gardens in its place.

Parkdale High School

Project Title: Creating Green Infrastructure for the Parkdale Community
Award Amount: $200,000

Parkdale High School received a grant award in 2015 for the design, implementation, and construction of stormwater management projects on campus. In addition, this award also supported stormwater education to the students of Parkdale High School and the surrounding community members.

Pheasant Run Homeowner's Association

Project Title: Pheasant Run HOA Stormwater Awareness Projects
Award Amount: $11,730

In 2014, the Pheasant Run Homeowner’s Association received a grant award to conduct community projects to address environmental issues, such as erosion, stormwater runoff, and pet waste pollution, within the community. They installed three pet waste stations around the community to remind residents to pick up after their pets and to keep our waterways clean.

Read more about this project on our blog here.

Prince George's Green

Project Title: Prince George’s Green
Award Amount: $23,836

In 2015, Prince George’s Green developed and conducted a Clean Water course held at Prince George’s Community College Team Builders Academy. This 10-week course taught students about stormwater issues, stormwater management, and career opportunities in the field.

Learn more about the project, here.

Suitland Civic Association

Project Title: Suitland Rain Barrel Project
Award Amount: $35,000

In 2015, the Suitland Civic Association received a grant award to educate the community about the Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program and other clean water initiatives. The Association educated residents about the benefits of rain barrels and recruited residents to install rain barrels on their property.

Town of Capitol Heights

Project Title: Chamber Avenue Green Street Project
Award Amount: $200,000

The Town of Capitol heights received a grant award in late 2018 to implement a green street on Chamber Avenue. This project will include pilot stormwater practices that will serve as an example of green infrastructure implementation in the Town.

Town of Edmonston

Project Title: Water Quality Retrofits for Ingraham Green Street Project
Award Amount: $169,530

The Town of Edmonston received a grant award in late 2018 to implement a green street on Ingraham Street between 46th Avenue and Lafayette Street. This project further demonstrates green infrastructure efforts in the Town.

Town of Forest Heights

Project Title: Tree Keepers of Forest Heights
Award Amount: $49,794

In the summer of 2015, the Town of Forest Heights conducted its Tree Keepers program aimed at maintaining street trees and educating the community about the value of trees.

Learn more about the project, here.
This project was also highlighted on the Trust’s Blog, here.

University of Maryland College Park

Project Title: Stormwater Stewardship Education at the BAIB Urban Farm
Award Amount: $80,000

In 2015, the University of Maryland College Park received a grant award to educate the community about the stormwater management practices present at the Branch Avenue In Bloom (BAIB) Urban Farm.

University of Maryland College Park Foundation

Project Title: University of Maryland Golf Course Stormwater Stewardship Demonstration Project
Award Amount: $124,770

In 2015, the University of Maryland College Park Foundation received a grant award to design and implement stormwater management practices at the University of Maryland Golf Course.

Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF) was funded in 2016 by the Chesapeake Bay Trust through the Prince George's Stormwater Stewardship grant program to initiate the Aguas Sanas: Familias Sanas (Healthy Waters: Healthy Families) project. We made huge strides by reaching out to more than 200 low-income families, predominately Hispanic and immigrant population.

CAF has made incredible connections with under-served Latino communities in the county using a train-the-trainer model and working in collaboration with faith based organizations as part of CAF's network of churches called the Connectors. CAF's train-the-trainer model consists of training church promotoras (community church educators) to provide educational workshops about stormwater to County Latino residents.

Walkiria PoolPresident and Founder of Centro de Apoyo Familiar