Deadline: August 26, 2011
The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in conjunction with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and the Maryland Department of the Environment, is soliciting proposals to create and promote living shorelines in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., portions of the Chesapeake Bay.
The grant initiative is designed to reverse the trend of shoreline hardening by encouraging the creation of living shoreline restoration projects and by enhancing public awareness about the benefits of living shorelines. “Living shorelines” are defined as shoreline stabilization techniques that use natural habitat elements to protect shorelines from erosion while also providing critical habitat for Bay wildlife.
Nonprofit organizations, such as local watershed organizations, conservation organizations, academic institutions, community associations, and local or state governments in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., are eligible for funding. The strongest proposals will show committed partnerships among various organizations and agencies.
Chesapeake Bay Trust Living Shorelines Grant