2016 Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Grants

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently announced that the Department of Natural Resources has awarded grant funding, totaling $23.25 million, to reduce nonpoint source pollution through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund.

The Trust Fund directs funding to the most cost-effective and efficient projects in the state, with the goal of gaining the greatest reduction of pollution for the investment being made.

Projects from Anne Arundel to Wicomico County will receive funding for projects such as stream and wetland restoration, innovative stormwater management, enhancing the urban tree canopy and more. In all, the state received nearly $72 million in requests for the $23.25 million available in Fiscal Year 2017.

The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund is guided by the Chesapeake Bay Cabinet and administered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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