On February 18, 2011, the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced more than $1.4 million in awards to Maryland schools, nonprofit organizations, community groups and local governments to fund much-needed Chesapeake restoration, education, and community engagement projects and programs.
During the first quarter of 2011, the Trust will make 90 grants through its Environment Education, Outreach and Community Engagement, Restoration, Fisheries and Mini Grant programs. Each of these grant programs is designed to promote increased individual and community stewardship of our region’s land and water resources and heightened public engagement in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay.
“Each year the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s grant programs engage more than 150,000 Marylanders. These exceptional teachers, students, community leaders and volunteers work on projects that show all of us how we can become better stewards of the environment,” said Allen Hance, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Trust. “The Trust is proud to announce this latest round of grants, which will elevate the environmental literacy of our students and create real on-the-ground change in communities through the Chesapeake Bay region.”