The Maryland Outdoor Recreation and Clean Water Fund
Fishers, boaters, and hunters who obtain registration or licenses through Maryland Department of Natural Resources Compass online registration system can make a contribution to support fish and wildlife habitat, clean water, wetlands, and K-12 student field trips. Funds will be equally distributed as grants to not-for-profit entities through the Chesapeake Bay Trust and DNR, with an average of 95 cents of every dollar spent on programs.
Your funds WILL go to support fish and wildlife and other projects. Only 5 cents of every dollar is kept to administer the program. Fish and wildlife habitat, clean water, wetland, and student field trip project ideas are solicited from all areas of Maryland. Each project is rigorously reviewed, and grants are made.