The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund has awarded two environmental organizations grants totaling $3 million to restore wetlands and streams in the Anacostia and Little Patuxent watersheds in coordination with local, state and federal partners.
The projects are expected to help Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties meet Chesapeake Bay restoration goals by decreasing nutrient and sediment pollution.
Little Patuxent Watershed
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation received $1 million for several wetland and stream restoration projects at the Sunrise-Navy Dairy Farm in Gambrills within the Little Patuxent watershed.
The funding will be used to plant trees along 20 acres of stream to filter polluted runoff, clean and enhance wetlands, and restore nearly 7,000 linear feet of stream to improve wildlife and aquatic habitat.
The Anacostia Watershed Society was awarded $2 million to enhance wetlands and streams, and develop multiple rain gardens in the Anacostia watershed.
The grant will fund restorations at William Wirt Middle School and several locations throughout the city of Hyattsville in Prince George’s County.
The project will establish stream buffers to help filter polluted runoff from more than 15 acres of impervious surface, reconnect stream floodplains, and enhance wildlife and aquatic habitat.
source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources