The Maryland Department of the Environment will be receiving $142,758 in federal funding to protect wetlands and shorelines in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Funds come from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Wetland Program Development Grant program that provides resources for projects that promote research, training, and more for water pollution elimination.
From the press release:
“Investing in the conservation and restoration of Maryland’s shorelines will help preserve coastal ecosystems, prevent erosion, and build resilience against the impacts of climate change,” the lawmakers said. “Our delegation remains fully committed to protecting the Chesapeake Bay and we will work tirelessly to secure additional federal resources that safeguard the Bay Watershed for generations to come.”