Stream Restoration Challenge

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10:07 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Maryland Seeking Proposals to Restore Streams

Credit dnr.state.md.gov

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State officials say they are seeking proposals for Maryland's Stream Restoration Challenge.

The program started last summer seeks to establish 1,000 acres of forested stream buffers by 2015. The buffers help keep stormwater runoff and sediment from entering waterways and eventually the Chesapeake Bay, where they can cause oxygen-robbing algae blooms and harm plant life and other bay species.

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9:00 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Grant Money to Improve Streams

Credit Timothy Shelton / dnr.state.md.gov

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Stream Restoration Challenge says it has $6 million in grant money available for organizations seeking to improve the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland state officials say they are accepting applications from local governments, school systems and non-governmental organizations. The grants are for projects to improve water quality, promote environmental literacy and create service learning opportunities for students.

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