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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Sarbanes Announces Nearly $350,000 in Federal Grants to Protect Maryland Shorelines, Streams and Wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Funding Will Help Speed the Construction of Living Shorelines, Restore Local Wetlands and Build Natural Resiliency for the Bay


Nov 2, 2018
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will receive nearly $350,000 in federal grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect and restore Maryland shorelines, streams and wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Funding comes from the EPA’s Wetland Program Development Grant program, which helps state, local and tribal governments rejuvenate natural wetlands and reduce water pollution.

“This new infusion of federal grant funding will help revitalize the natural wetlands that mitigate flooding, reduce pollution and improve fish and wildlife habitats in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “By restoring the coastlines, tributaries and wetlands that surround the Bay, we can boost its health and resiliency for many years to come.”

For more information about the EPA’s Wetland Program Development Grant, see here.