Prince George’s County Citizen Engagement And Stormwater Management Project Receive $2.05 Million In Grants


Twenty-three recipients were chosen by the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment and the Chesapeake Bay Trust to receive grants for citizen engagement and stormwater management projects. The groups include Prince George’s County school, non-profit and faith-based organizations and neighborhood groups. The grants ranged from $11,791 to $500,000.The Trust is proud to be a partner with Prince George’s County to distribute resources that engage residents and make a difference for our communities and the environment,” said Dr. Jana Davis, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Trust. “We know that greener neighborhoods, cleaner streams, and better natural resources all around are good for us, our businesses, our kids, and our health. These grants offer everyone in Prince George’s the chance to take action and do something to improve their own communities.”

The ground restoration projects would help the County to meet education goals for cleaner water and pollution, along with providing citizen engagement and awareness to protect the natural resources. The projects include residents and diverse communities that strongly support the County’s goals for environmental education.

The Prince George’s County Stormwater and Stewardship Grant Program was established in 2014. Its primary focuses are to improve reduce pet waste, improve local watersheds, plant trees, remove trash from streams, support faith-based organizations and engage youth throughout the County.

Honorees Of The Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program include:

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake – $51,010
Neighborhood Design Center – $27,363
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin – $60,189
Greenbelt Homes – $101,935
Anacostia Riverkeeper – $200,000
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay – $33,322
REAL School Gardens – $100,000
Town of Cheverly – $121,833
End Time Harvest Ministries – $16,415
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund – $11,791
Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission – $250,000
Clean Water Fund – $42,402
People for Change Coalition – $44,151 & $41,130
The Low Impact Development Center, Inc. $60,000
DuVal High School – $26,207
University of Maryland College Park – $135,000
People for Change Coalition – $68,432
Anacostia Watershed Society – $500,000
Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund – $29,497
Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development – $500,000
Prince George’s Green – $50,000

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