Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary

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NOAA, the state of Maryland and Charles County recently announced the designation of Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary will protect the remains of more than 100 abandoned steamships and vessels built as part of America’s engagement in … Continued

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge – Nanticoke Unit Easements

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A partnership between the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Chesapeake Conservancy has led to the permanent protection of 155 acres of land as part of the Nanticoke Unit of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Funding was made possible … Continued

Maryland Rural Legacy Program Grants

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In December 2018, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved Rural Legacy Program grants totaling $3 million that will provide dedicated state funding to permanently protect working farms and forests, and provide vegetative stream buffers to improve water quality in … Continued