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Chesapeake Bay Stewards Newsletter

The Bay Stewards Newsletter shares information on Chesapeake Bay Trust related projects and initiatives, upcoming events sponsored by our partners and friends, and news related to the environment and the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


The Grantee Newsletter provides information on upcoming grant deadlines, grantee project success stories, events hosted by grantees, and watershed-related news. Grantees are encouraged to submit events and announcements for publication.

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Prince George’s County Newsletter

The Prince George’s Newsletter energizes citizens to engage in clean water actions by sharing project success stories, events, and volunteer opportunities. Information on the Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate and Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program are also provided.



January– Prince George’s Rain Check Rebate Year in Review, Thank You to Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Applicants, Permeable Pavement Installation, Teaching the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards


December– Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship applications due 1/3/23, disconnect your rain barrels for winter

November– Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Information Session, Bilingual Ecologically Themed Bike Rides Connect Residents to the Outdoors, City of Hyattsville Tree Plantings and Workshops, Accokeek Resident Recieved $2,850 Rebate for Tree Plantings, Expanded Composting in PG County

October– Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program, Success Stories from the Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program, Rebates Available for Homeowners, Businesses and Other Property Owners, Tips to Prepare your Rain Check Yard for Winter, Tiaa Rutherford speaks on PG County litter reduction efforts, the Trust is hiring!

September– Rain Check Rebate- Rain Barrels and Cisterns, Be Seen Being Green, St. Mark’s UMC 5K with Free Plant Giveaway, Register for Growing Green with Pride

June– Centro de Apoyo Familiar Project Highlight, Rain Check Rebate- Urban Tree Canopy, Flood Awareness Month, Summer Programs with MNCPPC

May– Town of Forest Heights Project Highlight, Green Scene 2022 Newsletter, Municipalities Week, National Pollinators Week, Donating/ Recycling Used Items

April– Case Study in the Town of Edmonston, Rain Check Rebate Webinar, Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Program Awards, Rain Check Rebate Intern Opportunity, “Growing Green with Pride” Clean Up Registration, Earth Month Events from PGCDOE

January– Meet the New Rain Check Rebate Team, New Year Resolutions, Save the Date for Spring ’22 Growing Green with Pride Clean Up


December– Thank You, Sustainable Maryland Certified Prince George’s County communities, Tips to prep your Rain Check Yard for winter, Climate Action Plan public comment period

September– Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program Open, Registration for Stormwater Stewardship Applicant Workshop, Rain Check Rebate Internship Position

August – Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program Open, Chesapeake Conservation Corps members in Prince George’s County

July – Rain Check Rebate Program and Grant Opportunities Webinar, Welcome Andrea L. Crooms

May – UMD hosting Workshop for Prince George’s County residents, BMP Maintenance and Fraud Webinars available to attend

April – Rain Check Rebate 2020 Year in Review, Anacostia Watershed and Chesapeake Conservation Corps, Earth Day

February – Climate Action Plan Community Meeting, Climate-Resilient Community Projects, Apply to Rain Check Rebate, Hometown Environmental Heroes

January – Project Highlight – Pet Waste Education Campaign, Naturally Latinos Announces Environmental Champions


November – Thank You, Pumpkin Composting Opportunities

October – Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Deadline Coming Up, Rain Check Rebate Contractor Training, Prep Your Rain Check Yard for Winter

September – Chesapeake Conservation Corps, Highlight on Promotora, Pollution Prevention

August – Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Now Open, Rain Check Rebate, Project Highlight from Chispa Maryland

July – Open Grant Opportunities, Project Highlight from Anacostia Riverkeeper, Upcoming COVID-19 Webinar

June – National Pollinator Week, Welcoming the New Rain Check Rebate Team, Project Highlight from Parkdale High School

May – State of the Anacostia River Report Card, Spotlight on Environmental Champion, COVID-19 Webinar

April – A Message on COVID-19, Stormwater Stewardship 2020 Awardees Announced, Spotlight on an Environmental Leader

January – Prince George’s Rain Check Rebate Year in Review, Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member Highlight, Project Highlight from New Hope Academy

February – Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Contractor Training, Watershed Stewards Academy, Project Highlight from End Time Harvest Ministries


January – Stormwater Stewardship awards announced, Litter Reduction Mini Grant Program, Project highlights from Town of Cheverly and DuVal High School

February – Outdoor Educator of the Year Award, Project highlights from Anacostia Watershed Society and National Wildlife Federation

March– Earth Day activities, Rain Check Rebate Program, Project highlight from Centro de Apoyo Familiar

April – Bike to Work Day, Environmental Education Mini Grant opportunity, Project highlights from Low Impact Development Center, Behnke Nurseries, and Global Health and Education Projects

May – Unsung Hero award to Anacostia Watershed Society, Thanks and farewell to Behnke Nurseries, Project highlight from Neighborhood Design Center

June – Meet the Rain Check Rebate program staff, Project highlight from Prince George’s Green and Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

July – Chesapeake Conservation Corps members in Prince George’s County, Project highlight from Pheasant Run Homeowners Association

August – Chesapeake Conservation Corps, Mussel Power in the Anacostia, Watershed Stewards Academy, Project highlight from Alice Ferguson Foundation

September – Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program, Grant Application Resource, Project highlight from ECO City Farms

October – Prince George’s Green Summit, Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program, Green Infrastructure Workshop, Winter Preparation for Rain Check Yard

November – Thank you, Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program, Mini Environmental Education Grant Program


February – Pet Waste Management, Project highlight from Sustainable Maryland

March– Rain Check Rebate Program, Rain Barrels, Tree Planting

May-Tree Plantings, Project highlights from CKAR CDC, Global Health and Education Projects, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and M- NCPPC

June-Litter education through Art, PGCLitterTRAK

July – Residential stormwater management practices, Project highlight from Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek

August – Litter reduction, Bandalong Litter Trap, Project highlight from Anacostia Riverkeeper and City of Mount Rainier

September – Stormwater management practices and maintenance resources, Project highlights from Greenbelt Homes and City of College Park

October – Rain Check Rebate, Winter Preparation for Rain Check Yard

November – Litter Reduction Mini Grant Program announcement


March – Residential Projects, Rain Barrels, Rain Check Rebate Program

May – Project highlight from Anacostia Watershed Society, Treating and Teaching Stormwater Stewardship Program

August – Project highlights from faith-based organizations, Centro de Apoyo Familiar and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

September – Project highlight from the Neighborhood Design Center, Stormwater Savvy, Green Infrastructure Planning, Hyattsville’s Deitz Park

November – Project highlight from Town of Forest Heights, Tree Keepers Program, Community Engagement, Tree Planting

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