Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund 2019 Grant
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Program, recently announced the 2019 round of funding for Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund projects. Forty-seven restoration and water quality improvement grants totaling $12.69 million were awarded, leveraging $20.82 million in match from the grantees to generate a total conservation impact of $33.5 million.
The Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund is dedicated to protecting and restoring the bay by helping local communities clean up and restore their polluted rivers and streams. The fund also advances cost-effective and creative solutions with financial and technical assistance to local communities, farmers and private landowners. NFWF manages the Stewardship Fund in partnership with government agencies and private corporations and in close coordination with the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership. Major funding is provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Chesapeake Bay Program Office.
SMALL WATERSHED GRANTS PLANNING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Detailing and Designing Green Infrastructure in Liberty Hollow Run (PA)
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Conduct site analysis, design and public outreach to create twelve design documents, three community program plans, and an outreach report for Liberty Hollow Run. Project will advance formal action plans for rain barrels, disconnected downspouts, and tree planting programs while ensuring high community participation.