Chesapeake Bay Trust Opportunities
Register Today for the 1st Annual 5K for the Bay
Join us Saturday, June 16 for the 1st Annual 5K for the Bay. Starting at 8:30 am at Quiet Waters Park, participants will enjoy an exceptional 3.1 mile run/walk course in one of Maryland's most beautiful parks. Registration is only $30 (kids under 10 are free and leashed pets are welcome). Each race registrant will receive a tee shirt and water bottle, as well as other goodies. There will also be prizes for the fastest male and female runners and time is running out so register today. Attention racers: you can pick up your race packets on Friday, June 15 from 3-6 pm at Fleet Feet in Annapolis (or registration will open at 7:30 am the day of the race). Happy running!
The Community Engagement and Restoration Requests Open Deadline
The Trust is accepting applications for the Community Engagement and Restoration Mini Grant program. For more information visit the Mini Grant webpage.
Outreach and Community Engagement Grant Program Now Open - Deadline: July 6, 2012
The Trust is soliciting proposals for projects that increase public understanding of watershed challenges, build ownership of local watersheds, engage more individuals and organizations in stewardship practices and projects, and expand the base of citizen support necessary to advance the restoration of the Bay. For more information, click here.
Restoration Grant Program Now Open - Deadline: July 6, 2012
The Chesapeake Bay Trust is soliciting proposals for projects that provide accessible funds to organizations and agencies for demonstrationscale, community-based, on-the-ground restoration projects. For more information on our Restoration grants, click here.
Living Shorelines Grant Program Now Open - Deadline: August 9, 2012
The Chesapeake Bay Trust, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are soliciting proposals to create and promote living shorelines in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., portions of the Chesapeake Bay. To learn more, click here.
Chesapeake Bay Trust News and Events
Trust Hosts 1st Annual 5k for the Bay
On Saturday, June 16, the Chesapeake Bay Trust will host its first-ever 5K for the Bay at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. This 3.1 mile run/walk will start at 8:30 am with all proceeds benefitting Chesapeake Bay restoration and educational programs in Maryland. In total, more than 250 runners are expected to attend this race, to be held rain or shine. Registration is $30 per runner, and kids 10 and under are free. Read More.
Chesapeake Bay Trust Ranked in Top 1% of Charities Nationwide!
The Chesapeake Bay Trust ranks in the top 1% of charities nationwide according to Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator of charities. For 10 consecutive years, the Trust has received a 4-star rating for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. According to Charity Navigator evaluators, this ranking, the highest available for a nonprofit organization, indicates that the Chesapeake Bay Trust adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Read more here.
Shady Cove Restoration Project Wins Maryland Recreation and Parks Association’s Annual Service Award
On April 3, the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, Chesapeake Bay Trust and West/Rhode Riverkeeper were recognized by the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA) and awarded their Annual Service Award. This partnership, which worked together to restore the eroding Shady Cove Natural Area peninsula on the West River in Galesville, also created more than three acres of tidal wetlands, while protecting the peninsula and nearby coves from additional erosion. To learn more, read the full press release here.
Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Chesapeake Bay Trust Support Living Classrooms Foundation and their Outdoor Education Efforts
On March 30, 2012, the Chesapeake Bay Trust presented a $29,887 grant to Living Classrooms Foundation to support their environmental education programs at the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, an urban nature center on the Patapsco River that serves the Brooklyn, Curtis Bay and Cherry Hill communities. The grant has been partially funded by a $10,000 donation from the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Read more.