Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Sponsors 21 Projects

The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund announced a $23 million wave of grant funding, generally designed to reduce “non point source” water pollution affecting the Bay.

From the Department of Natural Resources website:

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 Trust Fund is one of the most innovative pollution reduction programs in the nation,” Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “It engages local communities and leverages third-party organizations and partners into real, practical projects and solutions. Through this program, the state is effectively lowering the costs to reduce pollution in our waterways, a victory for the environment, taxpayers and the watershed.”

Visit the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund website for more detail.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties