Congratulations to Colmar Manor and Morningside
The Chesapeake Bay Trust in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the City of Baltimore Office of Sustainability announce $843,486 in funding for the Chesapeake Bay Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns Grant Program. The goal of the grants is to help communities develop and implement plans that reduce stormwater runoff, increase the number and amount of green spaces in urban areas, improve the health of local streams and the Chesapeake Bay, create “green jobs,” and enhance livability in cities and communities. Community-led restoration efforts support healthy neighborhoods, local jobs, and increased capacity to implement green infrastructure that supports clean water goals.
Town of Colmar Manor, $30,000 A Green Street for a Deep Green Community Colmar Manor, MD
To create a green street conceptual plan with the Town’s residents and businesses that can later be implemented to demonstrate how green infrastructure improves the Chesapeake Bay water quality starting with improvements in our neighborhoods.
Prince George’s County, Maryland, $50,000 Morningside and University Park Green Retrofit Projects
To install three bioretention projects at the Morningside Community Center and along Queens Chapel Road in University Park, Maryland. Landscaped areas at the sites provide the opportunity to implement bioretention facilities that will clean water from 2.75 acres of urban land.