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8:37 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Federal Grant to Help Va. Farmers Save the Bay

Chesapeake Bay cbf.org

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been awarded a $198,740 grant to work with farmers in Virginia.


The funding announced Tuesday from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will help the Chesapeake Bay Foundation train more Virginia farmers on sustainable grazing management and other environmental-friendly practices. The objective of the partnership is to reduce the flow of pollutants and sediments into the Chesapeake Bay.

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8:38 am
Fri August 24, 2012

$22.7 Million Federal Grant for Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Trumpeter Swan, 123rf.com

BALTIMORE (AP) - Federal officials plan to announce $22.7 million in funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects.


Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin says the 41 projects will reduce runoff of sediment as well as sewage, fertilizer and other pollution that feeds harmful algae blooms in the bay. The projects are located across the bay's six-state watershed, which runs from Virginia to New York and also includes West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.

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