Blue Water Baltimore – Summer 2013

Baltimore, MD

For the “Baltimore TMDL Advocacy and Engagement” project.  Blue Water Baltimore will support work to strengthen regulatory compliance processes that directly impact the Watershed Implementation Plan (e.g., Baltimore City’s stormwater permit, agreement to stop raw sewage from entering waterways, and a trash clean up plan for the Baltimore Harbor).

Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund – Summer 2013

Annapolis, MD

$80,000 towards general support and $25,000 for the “Expanding Constituencies for Maryland Environmental Work” survey and focus group project.  The Maryland League of Conservation Voters will continue to improve environmental policy and expand environmental protections in Maryland.  They will also conduct research to better understand the environmental concerns and attitudes of Maryland’s African American and Latino communities.

Audubon Maryland-DC / National Audubon Society – Summer 2013

Baltimore, MD

For the “Salt Marshes & Community Engagement” project.  Audubon Maryland/DC will conduct an outreach and communications initiative to educate and engage Dorchester County citizens – Audubon members, Eastern Shore community groups, and faith organizations – about climate impact threats to Blackwater salt marsh, and to enroll these citizens as supporters of the adaptation strategy.

University of Maryland School of Public Health – Summer 2013

College Park, MD

Challenge grant of up to $45,000 to organize a Spring 2014 conference on Environmental Justice: Outreach and Education in the Chesapeake Bay.  The conference will bring together Chesapeake Bay restoration advocates and decision makers with advocates for and representatives from communities and populations that are or may be disproportionately impacted both by pollution and also by strategies to address that pollution.

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science / University System of Maryland Foundation – Summer 2013

Cambridge, MD

for the “Climate Change Resilience Index for the Chesapeake Bay Report Card” project.  The Integration and Application Network at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences will work to enhance the communication of the effects of climate change impacts on natural resources important to the Chesapeake Bay.  The Network will also create a Climate Change Resilience Index to be included in the Chesapeake Bay Report Card.