As previously reported on Conduit Street, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will award $4 million in stream restoration grant funding during the second round of Maryland’s Stream Restoration Challenge and the deadline for submitting proposals is May 30. From the DNR 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 the challenge, the State and its partners made $6 million available 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. $2 million dollars was awarded through the first round of funding. The remaining $4 million will be awarded to projects that begin after September 2, 2013 and will plant in fall 2013, spring 2014, and/or fall 2014.