More than $2 million in federal grants awarded to protect Chesapeake Bay

Posted at 10:25 PM, Sep 17, 2018

Congressman John Sarbanes announced on Monday that the Maryland Department of the Environment will receive over $2 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help reduce nutrient and sediment pollution across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

The grants are being funded by the Chesapeake Bay Program, a partnership between the federal government and every state along the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

This effort is to restore the Bay and protect its long-term health. The funding will be used to end nutrient runoff and sediment pollution in the areas rivers, streams, and tributaries that make up the Bay Watershed.

“The funding also underscores the longstanding success of the Bay Program and its positive impact on restoring Bay health and protecting water quality for our region’s most important economic driver and environmental treasure," said John Sarbanes, Chesapeake Bay Task Force Co-Chair Rep. 

For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Program, click here.