On November 20, 2013, the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced $1 million in grants to be awarded to 70 nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and local schools throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.
These awards, approved by the Trust’s board of trustees, are supported through the Treasure the Chesapeake license plate program and through partnerships with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Anne Arundel County Forestry Board, and Charles County.
Projects approved include small grants to fund community tree planting projects, outdoor education opportunities for students, and rain garden creation. Other grants will help fund large scale restoration projects that will restore streamside forest buffers, help manage stormwater runoff, and create design plans for impervious surface removal and the creation of bioretention cells to improve water quality.
source: Chesapeake Bay Trust