Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $3.9 Million to Support Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts and Strengthen State Environmental Infrastructure

September 4, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation today in announcing $3,941,087 in federal funding to support projects throughout Maryland to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and enhance the state’s environmental infrastructure.

“The Chesapeake Bay Watershed is a national environmental treasure and the driving force behind Maryland’s economy,” the lawmakers said. “This robust federal investment in state and local conservation efforts will support a healthy Bay and boost environmental infrastructure in communities across Maryland. As a Delegation, we will continue to do all we can to restore and preserve the Bay for future generations.”

Funding comes from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants program and Small Watershed Grants program.

Funding includes:

  • $999,202 – Howard County, Maryland – Planting the Trees for the Future Initiative (Howard County, Maryland)
  • $990,000 – The Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Association – Accelerating Implementation of Farmer Adoption of Nutrient Stewardship Practices (Maryland)
  • $500,000 – Blue Water Baltimore, Inc. – Implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure in West Baltimore (East, Southeast and West Baltimore City, Within the Northwest Harbor-Patapsco River Watershed and the Dead Run-Gwynns Falls Watershed in Maryland)
  • $500,000 – Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection – Glenmont Forest Green Streets Water Quality Restoration (Glenmont Forest Community of Silver Spring, Maryland)
  • $487,837 – Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Inc. – Healthy Streams Farm Stewardship: Chesapeake Logperch Initiative (Susquehanna River Watersheds in York, Lancaster and Chester, Pennsylvania and Harford and Cecil Counties in Maryland)
  • $469,887 – Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology – Increasing Wetland Habitat and Creating Tidal Salt Marshes to Support American Black Duck (Somerset and Dorchester Counties in Maryland)
  • $297,288 – Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Inc. – Expanding Tree Canopy in Charles County, Maryland (Charles County, Maryland)
  • $194,636 – Lower Shore Land Trust – Delmarva Working and Natural Lands Conservation and Restoration (Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester Counties in Maryland)
  • $50,000 – Shorerivers, Inc. – Old Love Point Park Stream and Park Restoration (Kent Island, Within the Town of Stevensville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland)
  • $50,000 – National Wildlife Federation – Modelling an Approach to Greening Gray Infrastructure (Choptank River in Cambridge, Maryland)
  • $50,000 – Wicomico Environmental Trust – Monitoring Water Quality and Health of the Wicomico River (Wicomico River, Delmar, Maryland)
  • $50,000 – Carroll County Government - Bureau of Resource Management – Roberts Field Restoration (Hampstead, Carroll County, Maryland)
  • $49,948 – Community Ecology Institute – Hickory Ridge Walkable Watershed Concept Plan Development for the Patuxent River Watershed (Howard County, Maryland)
  • $49,890 – Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. – Establishing an Poultry Litter Matching Service for a Cleaner Bay and Healthy Farms (Delmarva Peninsula,  Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Eastern Shore of Virginia)
  • $49,804 – Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments – River Herring Habitat Assessment for Oxon Run and Lower Beaverdam Creek (Oxon Run and Lower Beaverdam Creek, Prince George's County, Maryland)
  • $49,787 – Greater Baybrook Alliance – Greater Baybrook Green Infrastructure Master Plan (South Baltimore, Maryland)
  • $49,698 – The Nature Conservancy – Identifying, Prioritizing, and Incentivizing Marsh Management Actions in the Chesapeake Bay (Maryland and Virginia Tidal Marshes)
  • $49,475 – Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. – Maryland State Fairgrounds Green Infrastructure Planning and Design (Timonium, Maryland)
  • $49,300 – the Neighborhood Design Center – Municipal Urban Forestry Needs Analysis and Pilot Projects for Prince George's County (Town of Forest Heights, Oxon Hill, City of New Carrollton, Maryland)
  • $47,517 – The Potomac Conservancy, Inc. – Expanding Growing Native Tree Initiative (Montgomery and Frederick Counties in Maryland and Northern Virginia)