The Chesapeake Bay Trust Announces Awardees

By June 14, 2020June 22nd, 2020News

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has a rigorous grant review process: every proposal submitted over $5,000 is sent to members of a Technical Review Committee (TRC) and is reviewed and scored quantitatively by at least three external peers who are experts in their fields. The Board of Trustees meets 4 times per year to review and approve all TRC recommended proposals. Proposals for $5,000 or less are reviewed by two or more technical experts on the Chesapeake Bay Trust program team.

Capacity Building Initiatives

May 2020

Consensus Building Institute, Inc.: to assess the capacity and identify strategic capacity-building opportunities for action in six targeted regions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to meaningfully advance progress toward water quality objectives. $200,000.

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Mini Award Program

May 2020

Accokeek Foundation: for an education campaign at Piscataway National Park to reduce the spread of invasive species. $1,250.
Accokeek Foundation: for invasive species removal at Foundation George’s Piscataway National Park. $1,068.
Allegany County Commissioners: for the creation of a used cooking oil recycling program and drop-off site. $1,250.
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: for the creation of an environmental Chesapeake education elective for 7th and 8th graders at the Summit School. $1,225.
American Chestnut Land Trust: for the restoration and protection of the nature trail system near Parker’s Creek. $1,250.
American Chestnut Land Trust: for the installation of a native edible garden to increase biodiversity and educate the public. $1,053.
American Chestnut Land Trust: for invasive species removal at Parkers Chestnut Land Creek and sustainable farming workshop. $1,500.
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc.: for the removal of invasive species at Woodend Nature Sanctuary in preparation for a native planting. $1,250.
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc.: for the restoration of a forested ecotone at Woodend Nature Sanctuary. $1,250.
C&O Canal Trust: for the expansion of the ‘Canal for All’ program to reach a more diverse group of youth. $1,250.
Chesapeake Conservancy: for support of the National Park Service’s first National Junior Ranger day in the Chesapeake region. $1,216.
Chesapeake Conservancy: for the development of an Open Space Preservation Opportunity Mapping tool to assist FEMA in identifying at-risk communities and assisting in flood prevention. $1,000.
ECO City Farms: for the installation of two self-sustaining keyhole gardens in Bladensburg. $1,250.
Environmental Concern, Inc.: for the installation of a drip-irrigation system at a nursery to reduce water usage. $1,250.
Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources: for signage to support tree planting in County Office of Creagerstown Park. $320.
Friends of Carrie Murray Nature Center, Inc.: for supplies and equipment to support the Carrie Murray Nature Center’s Maryland Green Center certification. $1,158.
Friends of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: for the implementation of a community science program identifying sources of trash at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. $933.
Hood College: for research on nano-bubble technology as a solution to toxic algae growth across the watershed. $1,211.
Howard County Conservancy: for Howard County high school students to participate in “The Great Climate Change Challenge” which includes lessons, a field experience, and action project focused on the issue of climate change. $746.
Maryland Coastal Bays Program: for the creation of the “Living Local: Small-Scale, Large Impact” farming with sustainable practices initiative on the Eastern Shore. $1,250.
Maryland Coastal Bays Program: for the development of a groundwater network to monitor a restoration project at Ilia Fehrer Nature Reserve. $1,250.
Maryland Coastal Bays Program: for native species plantings and workshop at Assateague National Seashore. $1,500.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Chesapeake Bay SAV Watchers Trainings. $1,096.
Maryland Environmental Services: for the study of the effects of riparian buffers on the temperature of the Loch Raven Reservoir to determine the likelihood of trout survivability.  $1,250.
National Aquarium: for outreach and engagement of the Dundalk community relating to a shoreline restoration project at Watersedge Park. $1,236.
Patuxent River Park: for a Bald Cypress tree planting and installation of educational signage along the Patuxent River to mitigate erosion. $1,250.
Severn River Association, Inc.: for the mapping and creation of a database to track submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) on the Severn River. $320.
ShoreRivers: for the creation of a mussel growing program for homeowners along the Sassafrass River. $1,250.
ShoreRivers: for the creation of the “Green Self-Esteem” program reaching underserved youth through an after-school program in partnership with Building African American Minds. $1,250.
ShoreRivers: for the repair of walking trails and updates to the educational center at Horn Point Laboratory. $1,500.
Sultana Education Foundation: for the installation of an educational exhibit for students at Sultana Education Centers’ Holt Lab. $1,247.
The 6th Branch: for the expansion of Oliver Farm in East Baltimore, including the installation of raised garden beds to increase food security. $1,022.
The Community Ecology Institute: for construction of a demonstration plot of agrivoltaics to educate the public and specific groups about the benefits of land/solar energy generation in combating climate change. $1,250.
The Nature Conservancy: for research on the effects of Japanese Stiltgrass on the soil composition of a controlled burn area on Sidling Hill. $518.
The Nature Conservancy: for the study, analysis, and distribution of data on biological impacts of fires on oak and pine dominated forests of the Central Appalachian region of Maryland. $1,250.
Western Maryland Resource Conservation & Development Council (Inc.): for the removal of invasive water primrose and native planting. $1,250.

Anne Arundel County Forestry and Forested Land Protection Award Program

May 2020

Tidewater Colony Open Space Association: for an invasive species removal and reforestation project on five acres in the Tidewater Colony Community in Annapolis. $35,250.

Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3)

May 2020

Anacostia Watershed Society: for a community greening project addressing stormwater runoff in the Town Fairmount Heights. $32,878.
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc.: for a permeable brick paver project at Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase. $13,243.
Baltimore City Department of Planning, Baltimore Office of Sustainability: for engineered designs to improve stormwater management at the Cab Calloway Legends Park in the City Baltimore.  $27,768.
Blue Water Baltimore: for planting 150 native trees in the Curtis Bay community in Baltimore. $49,892.
Borough of Marietta: to implement the design and permit drawings currently being completed for roadway and parking improvements along Furnace Road at Donegal Place. $237,515.
Capon Bridge Revitalization Group, Inc.: to redefine the civic core of Capon Bridge by upgrading the safety, environmental quality, and aesthetic appeal of Capon School Street. $28,880.
City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania: to improve pedestrian safety and slow traffic along Highland Avenue on the southern edge of Lancaster City. $100,000.
City of Portsmouth: to advance the conceptual design for Water Street Green Street and Park to design plans. $30,000.
City of Romney: to develop engineering designs for green infrastructure practices along West Birch Lane. $29,985.
Civic Works, Inc.: for three vacant lot greening projects in the Upton, Panway-Braddish, and Irvington communities in Baltimore City. $45,000.
Fauquier County: to construct wetland on the grounds of Fauquier High School. $30,000.
Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street Inc.: for a vacant lot revitalization project in Baltimore offering farmer’s markets, community activities, and green space. $30,000.
Joe’s Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus: for green street engineered design and art integration project in Mount Rainier. $30,000.
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection: for construction of rain gardens and Filterra tree box filters in the Glenmont Forest community in Silver Spring. $200,748.
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance: for engineering design for green streets in Seaford, DE. $38,735
Parks & People Foundation: for engineered design drawings for the Cecil Elementary School campus revitalization in Baltimore. $30,000.
Prince George’s County, Maryland: for four bioretention projects at the Publick Playhouse in Landover. $100,000.
Ridge to Reefs: for urban agriculture expansion, ecological restoration, and implementing stormwater management practices at Baltimore Living in Sustainable Simplicity Meadows. $50,000.
ShoreRivers.: for a parking lot restoration and green infrastructure project at American Legion Post 91 in Cambridge. $97,084.
ShoreRivers: for the installation of six bioretention projects to treat stormwater at Washington College in Chestertown. $100,000.
The 6th Branch: for a vacant lot greening project in the Broadway East community in Baltimore City. $50,000.
The Commissioners (Town) of Barnesville: to develop a green infrastructure concept addressing one inch of stormwater run-off. $14,960.
The Community Ecology Institute: to develop a green stormwater infrastructure concept plan for Atholton high school that takes a “walkable watershed” approach. $15,000.
Town of Colonial Beach: develop a green street engineered design for 1st street, spanning from Euclid Ave. to Jackson St. $29,935.
Town of Emmitsburg: to create a high-performing green street conceptual plan for North Seton Avenue to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff and pollution while incorporating flood hazard mitigation. $17,538.

Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Team Project Support

May 2020

Chesapeake Conservancy: to leverage experience with stakeholder outreach and engagement, landscape-scale data curation, and evaluation of effective methods and guidelines for implementing Landscape Impact Assessment Methods that are broadly applicable to multiple landscapes and geographies. $54,000.
Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council: for EPA GIT Scope #10: Correctional Conservation Collaborative: Achieving PA Forestry Goals through Workforce Development. $74,089.
Coastal Resources, Inc.: for the development of the “Maryland Stream Crossing Design Guidance: A Fish-Friendly Stream Crossing Design Handbook.” $48,038.
Green Fin Studio: for development of Technical Guidance Manual and Outreach Materials for small-scale submerged aquatic vegetation restoration in Chesapeake Bay and its Tidal Tributaries. $49,907.
Green Fin Studio: for scope 12: for cross-outcome watershed educational materials for local governments. $49,503.
Local Concepts LLC: for scope 9: developing a regional outdoor learning network to support MWEE implementation. $50,000.
SKEO Solutions, Inc.: for scope 7: targeted local outreach for green infrastructure in vulnerable areas. $64,817.
SKEO Solutions, Inc.: for targeted local outreach for green infrastructure in vulnerable areas. $14,973.
Tetra Tech, Inc.: Scope 11: Implementation of Chesapeake Healthy Watersheds Assessment in Maryland’s Tier II Watersheds. $54,974.
The RAND Corporation: Scope 2: Building a Bay-Wide Scorecard to Track Climate Resilience for Watershed Communities. $75,000.
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, School of Marine Science, College of William & Mary: for scope 3: Chesapeake Bay striped bass nursery habitat assessment. $84,989.

Community Engagement Mini Grant Program

May 2020

Baltimore Green Space: for 15 educational workshops regarding the many benefits of forest patches including stormwater, human health, and wildlife topics. $5,000.
Knox Presbyterian Church: for the installation of a native, pollinator-friendly plant garden with workshops on the benefits of native plants for watershed health and the impacts of pollution. $4,903.
Maryland Stadium Authority: for 15 community engagement maintenance events and installation of educational signage for the Oriole garden. $5,000.
St. Pius X Church: for a native planting and signage installation at a bioretention facility with information sessions. $3,603.
Town of New Market: for a residential rain barrel program to include education on water quality and the positive impact of utilizing rain barrels to reduce stormwater runoff into local watersheds. $2,400.
Town of Thurmont: for a residential rain barrel program to include education on water quality and the positive impact of utilizing rain barrels to reduce stormwater runoff into local watersheds. $1,250.

Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection

May 2020

Chesapeake Rivers Association, Inc.: for correcting a drainage problem on an existing sod farm. $242,567.
Loch Haven Civic Association: for the installation of a living shoreline, sand replenishment for beaches, and a planted shoreline. $129,034.
Severn River Association, Inc.: for the restoration of an eroding riverbank adjacent to the West Severna Park Community Association beach through the implementation of a living shoreline and the creation of intertidal marsh habitat. $32,277.
Arundel Rivers Federation: for implementation of a 1,300 linear foot stream restoration project at the Girl Scout’s Camp Woodlands in Annapolis.  $43,198.
Arundel Rivers Federation: for implementation of approximately 2,118 linear feet of stream restoration in the Beards Creek sub-watershed of the South River.  $349,312.
Arundel Rivers Federation: for the restoration of approximately 3,760 linear feet of actively eroding stream as well as provide opportunities to enhance forested riparian buffer in Broad Creek Park. $364,225.
Ulmstead Club, Inc.: for implementation of the three rain gardens along a parking area fronting the Magothy River at Ulmstead Point. $18,900.

Environmental Education Mini Grant Program

May 2020

Anacostia Watershed Society: to engage 250 DC students to participate in a shad restoration program. $5,000.
Anacostia Watershed Society: for 125 4th graders from Prince George’s County Public Schools to participate in Anacostia Watershed Society’s Rice Ranger Program. $5,000.
Annapolis Elementary School PTA: for 30 K-3rd graders students to participate in field experiences at Nature Park at Back Creek and to conduct a self-selected action project to take place at their local park. $4,315.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools: for 20 teachers to participate in a summer training program facilitated by Anne Arundel County Public Schools Office of Environmental Literacy and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. $5,000.
Baltimore City College: for 49 11th and 12th graders to participate in a NorthBay field experience investigating biodiversity and stream health at Herring Run park. $1,700.
Baltimore Lab School: for 131 1st-12th graders to participate in field experiences with NorthBay and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in support of their Watershed Stewards of the Chesapeake Bay program. $5,000.
Belvedere Elementary School: for a project for students to explore how food choices impact the Chesapeake Bay watershed. $4,880.
Capital City Public Charter School: for 10th and 11th grade Environmental Science students to participate in oyster farm research projects and conduct water quality testing on the Potomac River. $5,000.
Catonsville Middle School: for 268 6th graders to investigate natural resources and wildlife population at Camp Puh’tok and how to improve biodiversity in the schoolyard. $5,000.
Church Hill Elementary School: for 54 4th graders to identify areas in and around the school yard that could be improved, such as erosion control, bird box replacements, cafeteria waste, and native plant plantings. $750.
County of Blair on behalf of the Fort Roberdeau Association: for students to remove growth of privet from a woodlot adjacent to a Revolutionary War era fort and prepare a series of STEAM based classroom learning experiences. $3,679.
Cross Country Elementary School: for 65 6th graders to participate in a field trip with NorthBay and complete an action project on campus. $5,000.
Dance Exchange: for the delivery of an Arts Integrated Approach professional development training for 30 Prince George’s County Public School teachers. $4,955.
Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation: to engage 4th graders to become active environmental stewards by helping to actively reduce AMD pollution in their waters. $5,000.
Grasonville Elementary School:  for an outdoor field experience for 71 4th graders at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
and raise oyster spat. $2,589.
The Green School of Baltimore: for 132 1st-5th graders to participate in a field experience and complete an action project at their school. $1,350.
Hamilton Elementary Middle School #236: for 110 7th graders to participate in a NorthBay Educational Experience and plant a rain garden on campus. $3,488.
Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District: to provide a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Field Day for sixth graders at the five public middle schools of Hanover and Caroline Counties. $4,139.
Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation District: for a professional development training program to prepare teachers to carry out the Waste and Recycling, Environmental Quality, and Water Investigations. $2,536.
H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program: for a micro-plastic mosaics: using art to advocate for recycled materials $988.
Henrico Education Foundation: for professional development training for elementary science teachers in Henrico County Public Schools. $5,000.
Hillcrest Elementary School (P.T.A.): for 125 3rd graders to participate in stream health and water quality educational experiences at Patapsco Valley State Park. $500.
James River Association: for a boat trip and wildlife data collection by 5th graders. $5,000.
James River Association: for watershed health investigation and a stormwater project by 5th graders. $5,000.
Kent School: for 59 4th graders to participate in several field experiences and complete an action project at their school. $2,500.
Lacawac Sanctuary: for an Advanced Water Ecology program including classroom visits and a field experience providing in-depth water quality investigation. $4,900.
Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School (LAMB): to support curriculum covering environmental stewardship, watershed issues, sustainability, and the role humans play in impacting the environment. $1,570.
Living Classrooms Foundation of the National Capital Region: to provide 3rd-5th graders a deeper opportunity to investigate environmental issues affecting Kingman Island. $1,969
Living Classrooms Foundation of the National Capital Region:  for 5th graders to investigate human impact on D.C. waterways, as well as the larger Chesapeake Bay watershed. $2,847.
Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission: for 60 10th-12th graders from Prince George’s County Public Schools to participate in the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional-Associate training and plant a conservation landscape in their community. $5,000.
Maymont Foundation: for project-based learning professional development for Chesterfield teachers. $4,820.
National Center for Children and Families: for 20 youth from Greentree Shelter to participate in a field experience at Sandy Point State Park and install rain barrels. $1,931.
NatureBridge: to engage 40 students from KIPP DC Honor Academy in an intensive watershed awareness field experience. $5,000.
One Montgomery Green: for 50 8th-12th graders at Northwood and Blair High Schools to participate in the Clean Headwaters program on the impact of plastic waste. $5,000.
Payne Elementary School PTSA: to educate over 300 students from a Title 1 elementary school in Washington DC about the health of the Anacostia River. $4,983.
Prince George’s County Public Schools, Williams S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center: for 30 high schoolers who receive special education services to attend Teen Adventure Camp with Schmidt Center. $3,125.
Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy: for 30 7th graders to participate in an Oyster Recovery Project with Living Classrooms Foundation. $2,525.
Severna Park Elementary School: for the installation of an outdoor classroom. $5,000.
Southeast Community Development Corporation: for 15 students from Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School to explore the impact of solid waste disposal on the health of the Chesapeake Bay and the greater environment. $4,550.
St. Martin of Tours: for 16 3rd graders to participate in an outdoor experience at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center and participate in a school-wide action project. $614.
Stemmers Run Middle School: for 225 6th graders to participate in an outdoor field experience and complete an action project on campus. $5,000.
Sudlersville Middle School: for 118 6th graders to participate in a field experience with NorthBay and complete an action project on the school campus. $5,000.
Wilderness Leadership & Learning, Inc. (WILL): for 36 9th-11th graders to participate in a field experience at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to learn about sediment, nutrients, and toxins, climate change and erosion, the important filtration and habitat benefits of the marsh. $5,000.
Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center: to develop water monitoring skills, explore rivers by canoe, and develop habitats for bird and insect species, install rain barrels, and enhance the riparian zone of Iden Run. $5,000.
Wisdom Projects, Inc.: for 60 K-8th graders to participate in Baltimore City’s White Oak Nature summer camp to attend field trips. $5,000.
YMCA of the Chesapeake: for 20 middle school students to participate in the YMCA Take the Helm after school program and complete a project focused on submerged aquatic vegetation. $4,995.

Outdoor Learning Network

May 2020

Cacapon Institute: to support the continuation and sustainability of the Outdoor Learning Network Initiative work in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. $40,000.
Conestoga Valley School District: to provide environmental literacy professional development to south central Pennsylvania. $40,000.

Pooled Monitoring Initiative’s Restoration Research Award Program

May 2020

Tetra Tech, Inc.: to research the vertebrate community response to stream restoration efforts that will inform future management decisions. $189,248.
University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.: to research the use of two-dimensional hydrodynamic models in assessing and predicting stream restoration outcomes to better design these practices in the future. $299,534.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: for research effort to determine the watershed effects on success of stream restoration for excess nitrogen reduction. $213,857.

Anne Arundel County Community Planting Mini Grant Program

February 2020

Hillsmere Shores Improvement Association: for the implementation of 65+ native trees and shrubs in the community. $2,500.

Community Engagement Mini-Grant Program

February 2020

Chesapeake Education Arts Research Society: for six hands-on, educational workshops regarding vegetable and native tree sapling gardening and seed saving. $4,873.
Cottage City: for a community clean-up and information session on the impacts of trash and litter pollution. $500.
No One Left Unhelped, Inc.: for a series of clean-ups, storm drain stenciling events, and environmentally focused educational workshops. $5,000.
ShoreRivers: for the production and distribution of the State of the Rivers Report Card and for five events related to the state of the rivers. $5,000.

Environmental Education

February 2020

Accokeek Foundation: for the development of a Countywide 1st grade program “Tiny Seed, Global Impact.” $31,717.
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park: for the expansion of professional development and the Countywide 2nd grade environmental program “Chesapeake Champions.” $25,839.
Camp Puh’Tok for Boys and Girls, Inc.: for the enhancement of a countywide 6th grade “Ecosystem Investigation” program. $40,000.
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s Sassafras Environmental Education Center: for the enhancement of Countywide 4th, 5th, and 9th grade Agro-Ecology programs. $23,977.
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education: for professional development trainings to Maryland educators incorporating student-led action projects. $39,999.
Montgomery County Public Schools: for 10th grade teacher professional development “Citizen Science: Chemistry of Nitrogen Cycling.” $70,000.
REAL School Gardens (dba Teach Out): to design and pilot a new, Environmental Science-focused Professional Learning Community for teachers from five Prince George’s County elementary schools. $36,000.
ShoreRivers: for the development of an Eastern Shore Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Academy for teachers. $39,857.
YMCA of the Chesapeake: for countywide expansion of an Environmental Literacy for 6th graders. $39,906.

Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach

February 2020

Anacostia Riverkeeper: to reduce trash in the Anacostia River watershed through the design, fabrication and installation of one Bandalong Litter Trap in the Lockridge Drive Tributary. $250,000.
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc.: to implement a Stormwater Pavers project for the Audubon Naturalist Shop parking lot. $68,125.
Bannockburn Community Club: to implement conservation landscaping, dry wells and rain gardens. $48,596.
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church: for the replacement of 4,000 sq. ft. of impervious blacktop with permeable pavers at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church. $119,200.
Friends of Cabin John Creek (and) Watershed: for community‐based public engagement, watershed stewardship, and stormwater management installations including residential rain planters. $64,191.
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake: to design and deliver a Green Team Leadership Development Program training, developing successful green teams at 3-5 places of worship. $8,944.
National Wildlife Federation: to expand the understanding and practices of stormwater management through residential lawn replacement with native plants to reduce stormwater and create wildlife habitat. $50,000.
Rock Creek Conservancy: to expand Rock Creek Conservancy’s existing Stream Team Leader program by recruiting and training 20 Leaders to lead litter cleanups for about 450 community members. $21,444.

Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship

February 2020

Alice Ferguson Foundation: for two stormwater retrofit practices within the barnyard area of the Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center. $140,000.
Anacostia Watershed Society: to support a Watershed Stewards Academy and Maryland Master Naturalist program that trains 60 watershed residents. $11,510.
Anacostia Watershed Society: to improve habitat and water quality along the Anacostia River using mussels, floating wetlands, and trees. $23,453.
Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation, Inc.: to plant 300 trees in the Greater Riverdale/Bladensburg neighborhoods. $134,031.
City of Hyattsville: to promote the importance and benefits of trees by implementing a Tree Canopy study and providing resources to residents to plant trees. $60,762.
City of Mount Rainier: to develop 11 green infrastructure practices to reduce stormwater runoff impacts and support making the City of Mount Rainier a model “green city.” $196,000.
EcoLatinos, Inc.: for an outreach campaign to increase awareness of stormwater runoff and its impact on water quality among Spanish-speaking residents. $18,993.
EcoLatinos, Inc.: in support of the “Festival del Rio Anacostia 2020,” where more than 800 attendees can participate in environmental related activities. $23,694.
End Time Harvest Ministries: to engage residents in a clean water initiative educating surrounding neighborhoods on stormwater problems and possible solutions. $31,163.
Global Health and Education Projects, Inc.: to plant 200 trees through the Family Tree Adoption Program in high-priority areas of Prince George’s County that have low tree canopy. $115,969.
GreenTrust Alliance, Inc.: to add 5.5 acres of forested and warm season grass/ pollinator-focused headwater buffer to an existing stream and wetland restoration project at the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. $50,000.
Town of Cheverly: to design and implement a rain garden in the Cheverly Town Park. $54,954.
Town of Edmonston: to implement the fourth industrial “green street” located in the district of Lafayette Place. $68,527.
University of Maryland College Park: to develop a water quality action framework and outreach campaign for homeowner/community association boards, property managers, and residents. $50,000.

Sponsorship

February 2020

City of Annapolis: for an architectural visualization plan to address sea level rise and resiliency at City Dock. $3,000.

Anne Arundel County Community Planting Mini Grant Program

November 2019

Tidewater Colony Open Space Association: for the removal of invasive plants and planting of native trees in the Tidewater Colony community in Annapolis. $2,500.
Whitehurst Residents Club Association, Inc.: for the removal of invasive species in the Whitehurst community in preparation for native planting. $500.

Community Engagement Mini-Grant Program

November 2019

Asbury Foundation: for the installation of conservation landscaping and two educational workshops regarding stormwater issues and solutions. $5,000.
Edgewater Beach Citizens Association, Inc.: for the removal of invasive species using goats and community engagement. $5,000.
Plastic Free QAC, Inc.: for a series of informational events regarding the effects of plastic pollution on waterways and reusable bags as a better alternative to plastic bags. $4,420.

Watershed Assistance Grant Program

November 2019

Arundel Rivers Federation: for design and permitting of the Quiet Waters Park Caffrey’s Run stream restoration project. $102,807.
Baltimore County Soil Conservation District: for design and permit submission of the Western Run and Deadman Run stream restoration project. $161,600.
Cecil County, Maryland: for design of a stream restoration and sand filter project at Cecil County Public Schools Administrative Services Center and design of a tree planting at Bayview Elementary School. $183,890.
Chesapeake Rivers Association: for design of the Anne Arundel SPCA ecological restoration project, including stream restoration, wetland, marsh, and living shoreline components. $120,000.
City Neighbors Foundation: for the design of stormwater management practices at City Neighbors Charter School. $38,850.
The Community Ecology Institute: for the development of an ecological master plan and design of stormwater management practices at the Community Ecology Institute’s farm. $65,000.
Eden Korean United Methodist Church: for design of stormwater management practices on the church’s grounds, including a bioretention, rain gardens, a rainwater harvesting system, and an infiltration berm. $22,203.
Harford Soil Conservation District: for design and permitting of the stream restoration and riparian buffer components of the Broad Creek headwater restoration project. $110,000.
Prince George’s County, Maryland: for design and permitting of the Carey Branch headwater restoration project. $75,000.
ShoreRivers: for the development of the Wye Mills Action Plan to identify prioritized stormwater management and green infrastructure opportunities within the Wye Mills Community. $30,818.
ShoreRivers: for design and permitting of a stream restoration project at Foster Farm in Church Hill, Maryland. $44,927.
ShoreRivers: for design and permitting of a stream restoration project at Hickman Farm in Kent County, Maryland. $95,000.
Southeast Community Development Corporation: for the design of stormwater management practices at Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School. $29,163.

Outreach and Restoration Grant Program

November 2019

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy: for the removal of asphalt, the installation of two micro-bioretention practices, the installation of an outdoor teaching area, and educational workshops. $75,000.
ShoreRivers: for a two-year program to engage and activate faith organizations of any denomination in environmental education to their congregations, and ultimately environmental stewardship action. $74,958.
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: to educate local Harford County residents, community groups and faith-based groups about the importance of trees and forested landscapes for water quality and quality of life. $74,901.
City Neighbors Foundation: for the implementation of four stormwater Best Management Practices, the removal of impervious surface, and the development of associated environmental education curricula. $74,741.
The Church of the Redeemer: for the removal of an asphalt parking lot to be replaced with bioretention, pervious paving, and native plants, trees, and shrubs. $74,043.
Lower Shore Land Trust
: to develop an invasive species management model program within Wicomico County that will be transferrable to other counties building a framework for mapping invasive species on County property and extending outreach to landowners and community groups. $72,069.
Urban Ecosystem Restoration, Inc.: to convert approximately 3,838 square feet of turf to conservation landscaping in the Lakelands HOA and provide multiple modes of educational outreach to 465 members of the Gaithersburg community. $66,629.
Baltimore Tree Trust: for the Fells Point Gateway Tree Project to plant a “gateway” of trees along Eastern Avenue and Fleet Street in Baltimore to create a green corridor running parallel to Patterson Park and the waterfront. $66,331.
Howard EcoWorks: for planting trees and shrubs and associated educational events to encourage homeowners to convert turf grass to more functional systems. $50,856.
Port Tobacco River Conservancy: for the construction of an outdoor classroom shelter and the enhancement of stormwater control best management practices. $51,000.
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy: to conduct formative social marketing research for motivating businesses to install rain gardens and microbioretention practices on their properties. $50,000.
The Ocean Foundation: expand our successfully pilot tested social marketing campaign in Chesapeake Bay tributaries throughout Maryland to improve recreational boating practices in the presence of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). $49,979.
Canton Canopy: for creating tree pits, planting trees, and maintaining trees in the sidewalks along Fait and Linwood Avenues, as well as community volunteer events in Baltimore City’s Canton neighborhood. $38,900.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance: for support of the Baltimore Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Composter Training Program. $30,000.
Civic Works, Inc.: for support of a certification-based stormwater management training for 10 Baltimore City residents from historically marginalized communities. $30,000.
Patterson Park Audubon Center: for support of the Audubon’s Avian Ambassadors for Baltimore, Birds, and the Bay program. $30,000.
University System of Maryland Foundation- The Environmental Finance Center: for support of the Stormwater Management Residential Action Framework and Outreach project. $30,000.
Gunpowder Riverkeeper: for a countywide outreach campaign to curb stormwater pollution using online/print communications, social media, and events. $30,000.
Friends of Patapsco Valley Heritage Greenway, Inc.: to conduct at least 10 stream cleanups, 4 invasive plant removals, 2 native shrub and tree plantings, and storm drain labeling to reduce the amount of pollution and increase the native tree canopy in Elkridge. $29,998.
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.: for support of the revival of the Harris Creek Connected group to utilize their collective actions to inspire a cultural shift of environmentalism as it relates to cleaner water and neighborhoods in Baltimore City. $29,995.
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake: to assist in restoring BMP projects as well as educate 6 to 8 congregations to maintain these BMPs. $29,943.
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake: to facilitate restoration projects at congregations in Salisbury through a multi-session workshop.  The course will foster greater understanding of local water-quality challenges. IPC will work with Lower Shore Land Trust on restoration projects. $28,347.
Anacostia Riverkeeper: for a microplastic monitoring and outreach program in the Anacostia watershed. $27,819.
Howard County Conservancy: The Howard County Conservancy will work with county partners to reduce pesticide use, encourage planting of native plants and become a certified Bee City. $27,816.
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance: for an outreach campaign with poultry farmers about alternatives to mowed grass for improved stormwater management. $26,695.
Alice Ferguson Foundation: to provide training for Charles County residents and organizations to monitor and provide detailed data on the waste entering the Charles County waterways. $22,784.
Lower Shore Land Trust: for support of the project “Engaging Faith-Based Communities in Stewardship and Restoration” for rain barrels, cisterns, native garden, and educational workshop supplies at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church of Salisbury. $20,207.
United Workers Association (United Workers): The core of this program will be developing and disseminating a citywide Zero Waste Plan in collaboration with Baltimore Office of Sustainability and Zero Waste Associates. $20,000.
Clean Water Fund: for support for the Testing Methods for Communicating Best Practices for Living on Septic project. $19,927.
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake: to train congregations within the City of Gaithersburg to educate 60-100 people about watershed restoration. $15,038.
Wicomico Environmental Trust: for a water quality testing program that engages the citizens, is led by trained scientists, and supports the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County watershed restoration goals. $15,000.
Columbia Association: for invasive species removal, native perennial plantings, 300 tree planting, and to install 500 live stakes along eroded stream banks. $15,000.
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake: for a leadership development program to increase the impact of the faith community on Chesapeake Bay Watershed improvements. $14,466.
Nanjemoy-Potomac Environmental Coalition, Inc.: school students will design a reusable bag to distribute throughout the community at grocery stores and community events and present their reusable bag program to government and non-governmental representatives. $13,510.
Department of Natural Resources: for native trees and shrubs planting, workshops, and signage at a publicly accessible location at Bloomfield Farm. $9,499.
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake: for support of the Green Team Leadership Development Program, educating 100 people about watershed restoration in Baltimore City. $9,298.
Wicomico Public Library: to create a StoryWalk along the Riverwalk in Salisbury to increase childhood physical and ecological literacy. $7,853.
Baltimore Community ToolBank: for the education of business owners and property managers in Baltimore City on sustainable stormwater practices. $4,500.
Stone Gate Town House Community Association: for workshops covering stormwater management and bay-wise Gardening in the Association. $4,255.

Anne Arundel County Community Planting Mini Grant Program

September 2019

Annapolis Landing Homeowners Association: for native tree planting, invasive species removal, and increased tree canopy. $2,500.
Arundel Rivers Federation: for planting in West Shoreham community to aide runoff and water filtration. $1,465.
Magothy Meadows Homeowners Association: for removal of invasive species diseased trees and native tree planting. $2,500.
Olde Severna Park Improvement Association, Inc.: for spraying of invasive phragmites on community property. $800.

Community Engagement Mini-Grant Program

September 2019

Chestertown Garden Club: for a native pollinator garden and tree planting with community volunteers. $2,793.
Cross Keys Condominium #1: for Baltimore City waterways workshops and the value of native pollinator plants and engagement of volunteers in a conservation landscaping project. $4,908.
Riva Trace Council: for the installation of a native plant pollinator garden and education regarding the value and function of native plants and treating stormwater runoff. $4,910.
Town of Emmitsburg: for the distribution of 117 rain barrels and two educational workshops regarding the challenges and solutions associated with stormwater runoff. $5,000.
Town of New Market: for a rain barrel education workshop and distribution of 40 rain barrels to workshop participants. $2,400.
Volunteering Untapped Incorporated: for a community clean-up in Druid Hill Park and the Druid Heights neighborhood. $4,700.

Capacity Building Initiatives

September 2019

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: for the enhancement of communications systems in place and increasing management capacity. $15,778.
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park: for technical capacity building to support upgrades at the Eastport and Back Creek campuses. $11,307.
Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy: for consultant support to devise a strategic plan. $17,490.
EcoLatinos, Inc.: for the enhancement of adaptive and technical capacities to support diversity, equity and inclusion work. $12,000.
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy: to increase leadership capacity and develop a financial plan to diversity revenue sources. $15,293.
Harford Land Trust, Inc.: for developing communications and database upgrades to support the technical capacity. $17,180.
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum: for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Alliance to create an adaptive development plan. $13,000.
Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Inc.: for work with a development consultant to create a sustainable and robust plan. $16,500.
National Wildlife Federation: for technical and leadership support for the Young Professionals of Color program through the Choose Clean Water Coalition. $29,960.
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust: for technical capacity support to upgrade multiple systems for donor relations and employee use. $14,541.
Potomac Conservancy: for diversity, equity, and inclusion capacity building through a local consultant. $25,000.
Rock Creek Conservancy: for technical capacity enhancements relating to volunteer outreach and engagement of a broader audience. $7,750.
West Virginia Rivers Coalition: for capacity building support to increase revenue and leadership capacities. $15,000.

Environmental Education Mini Grant Program

September 2019

Anacostia Watershed Society: to remove invasive plants and plant native wildflowers to restore 1 acre of meadow habitat along the river. $5,000.
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute: “Canoe and scoop” water quality field experience. $2,500.
Baltimore Urban Debate League: for native plant and tree installment and pollution outreach for 8th graders in 2 schools. $5,000.
Bethesda Green: for student participation in the Bethesda Green Environmental Leaders Program. $5,000.
Broadway High School: for investigation of water quality and user issues by doing a bottom grab invertebrate investigation and a qualitative measurement study. $290.
Catonsville Elementary School: for field trips on the Patapsco River. $2,375.
Cecil County Public Schools: for a Cecil Manor Elementary School outdoor experience at North Bay. $5,000.
Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries: for field trips including the Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Wildwood Park Nature Center, the Susquehanna River and the PA State Legislature. $3,260.
Dunloggin Middle School: to establish a better riparian buffer with tree plantings. $4,020.
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s Sassafras Environmental Education Center: for elementary grades to participate in stream cleanups and create artwork. $4,537
Easton High School: for AP Environmental Science students to research and implement capstone projects with industry mentors. $3,700.
Edward M. Felegy Elementary School: for a comprehensive program engaging students about meadow restoration along the Anacostia Watershed. $2,653.
Elk Neck Elementary School: for an outdoor experience at North Bay. $4,154.
Friends of Deckers Creek: to hold a four-part education event for the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club and kayaking field trip. $4,921.
Green Muslims: for the “Our Deen (Faith) is Green” youth outdoor education program, taking place at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokink, MD, and Whitehall Farm in Clifton, VA. $5,000.
The GreenMount School: for garden and wildlife habitat study with trash clean-up in area stream buffers and streets. $5,000.
Henrico Education Foundation: to provide field trips with the James River Association for 150 students. $5,000.
Immaculate Conception School: for watershed research and field experience with Prigel Family Creamery and Conowingo Dam. $5,000.
James River Association: for participants of the Tuckahoe YMCA and Quioccasin Middle School’s STAR program to explore and understand their local watershed through field trips. $5,000.
James River Association: Elizabeth Redd Elementary School’s 5th grade will participate in an in-class lesson, field trip to Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, and a Paint Out Pollution stewardship project. $5,000.
Kent Island High School: for implementation of an outdoor classroom. $5,000.
Key School: for the creation of an environmental sculpture on plastic pollution. $5,000.
Lacey Spring Elementary School: for professional development training for up to 25 teachers about the Chesapeake Bay and restoration. $3,750.
Live It Learn It: for Audubon Naturalist Society field trips by right 5th grade classes with a garbology-focused action project. $5,000.
Loch Raven Technical Academy: 6th grade biosystems field investigation at Camp Puh Tok. $5,000.
MacArthur Middle School: for 330 8th graders to visit Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and install a rain garden. $2,250.
Mary Moss @ J. Albert Adams: for construction of a green house, grow native plants, and expand a rain garden on campus. $4,750.
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education: to develop teacher training program for Project Learning Tree. $5,000.
Montpelier Elementary School: for student participation in a field experience at Patuxent Research Refuge and install a rain garden on their school grounds. $3,975.
Mountainside Education and Enrichment, Inc.:  for stormwater mitigation education activities for Friends Meeting School. $3,530.
One Montgomery Green: for student participation in the Clean Headwaters Program. $5,000.
Park School of Baltimore: for students to study poultry farming and soil ecology. $4,996.
Park School of Baltimore: for student study of plankton, false-dark mussel filtration rate and efficiency and comparison to oysters in varying Inner Harbor conditions. $4,968.
Rivanna Conservation Alliance: for 200 students to investigate local water pollution issues, monitor water quality, and implement an action project. $4,985.
Skyline High School: for water quality field trips and monitoring by 150 9th-12th graders. $5,000.
Spring Grove Area School District: for a wetland and watershed field trip by 8th grade science students. $2,864.
The Summit School: for sixth through eighth grade students to participate in a Roedown Farm field experience. $4,240.
University of Mary Washington: for professional development training of 20 4th-6th grade teachers on watershed curriculum development and integrating science and literacy. $5,000.
Viers Mills Elementary School: 4th grade field experience and action project on school grounds. $5,000.
Village School: to take student pollinator gardens from concept to fruition, by designing, and installing pollinator gardens for the dual purpose of improving water quality and providing a diverse habitat. $1,178.
Wicomico County Board of Education / Public Schools: for 130 middle schools to engage in outdoor experiences leading to on-campus projects. $2,085.

Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Program

September 2019

Lancaster Farmland Trust: to catalyze the adoption of farm conservation practices, document the current state of conservation plans on farms, and assess any barriers to the implementation of those plans. $100,000.

EPA Conowingo

September 2019

University of Maryland College Park: for the establishment of a Watershed Implementation Plan innovative financing system. $309,814.

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