Governor O’Malley has announced a new grant program, designed to create innovative approached to stream restoration needs across the state. From the Department of Natural Resources website:
Maryland’s Stream Restoration Challenge is a competitive grant program open to local governments and non-government organizations to establish 1,000 acres of stream-side forests by 2015. For this challenge, the State and its partners will make available $6 million to plant forested stream buffers with the goals of improving Bay water quality and creating opportunities for middle and high school students to engage in service-learning and environmental literacy activities.
Local governments are among the targeted entities that may apply for the grants:
Through this RFP, the State and its Partners are soliciting proposals from local governments and non-governmental organizations, including bi-county agencies, counties, municipalities, forest conservancy district boards, soil conservation districts, faith-based organizations, and academic institutions, including school systems
For questions about the RFP and to gain technical assistance, please contact:
For further assistance with educational components and connecting with school groups, please contact: