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Watershed grants announced for Anne Arundel

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announced a new grant program, the Watershed Restoration Grant Program, to support restoration activities throughout Anne Arundel County to improve water quality in local streams and rivers.

The grant program was created to engage local nonprofit organizations, landowners, and communities in efforts to restore the county’s waterways and to assist Anne Arundel County’s efforts to meet the requirements of its state and federal stormwater pollution permit and local waterway cleanup plan, officials said.

“We recognize that restoring our waterways takes teamwork, and this grant program is an opportunity for the county to partner with local organizations to have a positive impact on our creeks, streams and rivers,” said Erik Michelsen, administrator of Anne Arundel County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Program. “We look forward to working with county residents and the Chesapeake Bay Trust as we all do our part to restore and protect our waterways.”

Grants requests between $20,000-$100,000 will be accepted online until 5 p.m., Feb. 27. Projects must be implemented in Anne Arundel County, and applications must include at least one partner that represents a stakeholder group based in the county. For more information and to access the full Request for Proposals, visit www.cbtrust.org/grants/AnneArundelWR.