Today the Chesapeake Bay Trust in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced $1,429,161 in funding for the Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Program (G3).
The G3 program is designed to help communities reduce stormwater runoff, increase the number and amount of green spaces in urban areas, improve the health of local streams and the Chesapeake Bay, and enhance quality of life and community livability. Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Prince George’s County, and the Baltimore Office of Sustainability received grants in the most recent round of awards for projects such as stormwater retrofits and rain garden construction.
“The communities and organizations receiving awards today serve as models for the entire Chesapeake watershed and beyond,” Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio said. “By supporting these green infrastructure initiatives, we will continue to foster innovation and acknowledge the multiple benefits of meeting our water quality goals.”
Awards to Maryland Counties:
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, $200,748
Implementation/Construction – Glenmont Forest Green Streets
Silver Spring, Maryland
For construction of eight rain gardens and tree box filters in the Glenmont Forest community coupled with outreach and education activities provided by the Rock Creek Conservancy.
Prince George’s County, Maryland, $100,000
Implementation – Publick Playhouse Stormwater Management Retrofit Project
For four micro-bioretention projects at the Publick Playhouse to provide stormwater quality control as a part of a community-wide green street installation.
Baltimore City Department of Planning, Baltimore Office of Sustainability, $27,768
Creating a Ribbon of Green to Protect the Chesapeake Bay
Baltimore City, Maryland
For engineered designs to improve stormwater management through the removal of 14,610 square feet of impervious surface at the Cab Calloway Legends Park.
For a full list of awards, view the press release.