Preserving Our Natural Heritage: Mid Atlantic Land Estuaries and Coastal Bays

Summer 2011 Grants

Watershed Assistance Collaborative / Chesapeake Bay Trust

$

Annapolis, MD

project support for work to improve the capacity of local governments to meet their Watershed Implementation Plan commitments

South River Federation

$

Edgewater, MD
www.southriverfederation.net

to assist with the implementation of several efforts associated with TMDL/WIP compliance in Anne Arundel County.

Senior Scientists and Policymakers for the Bay c/o West/Rhode Riverkeeper

$

Shady Side, MD
www.bayactionplan.com

project support for work to increase funding for wastewater treatment plant upgrades; to establish dedicated funding sources for stormwater pollution controls and to strengthen regulation of septic systems, as well as to to develop and propose legislative and regulatory initiatives to control
agricultural pollution.

Queen Anne's Conservation Association / Queen Anne's Conservation Fund

$

Centreville, MD
www.qaca.org

general support grant to continue to enhance and expand conservation advocacy.

National Wildlife Federation - Chesapeake/Mid-Atlantic region

$

Annapolis, MD
www.nwf.org

to advocate for, educate, and promote initiatives that safeguard wildlife in a warming world, demonstrate the feasibility of transitioning to a clean energy economy, and promote the significance of connecting people with nature in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club / The Sierra Club Foundation

$

College Park, MD
www.maryland.sierraclub.org

for new Water Resources Project to support the Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan process through citizen engagement and activism.

Living on Earth / World Media Foundation

$

Somerville, MA
www.loe.org

to produce, broadcast and distribute programming focusing on past, present and future efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay.

HOPE Impacts LLC / Audubon Naturalist Society

$

Chevy Chase, MD

project support grant for the Campaign to Reduce Application of Manure

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology Inc. / University System of Maryland Foundation

$

Queenstown, MD
www.agroecol.umd.edu

project grant for work to continue and expand its support for development and implementation of Watershed Implementation Plans in Maryland

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology Inc. / University System of Maryland Foundation

$

Queenstown, MD
www.agroecol.umd.edu

to organize and convene five regional workshops at which state officials will provide up-to-date information on
the status of the WIP process (including expectations for the October submissions and the rest of 2011) and additional information that will help counties complete their draft strategies.

Food & Water Watch

$

Washington, DC
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

project support grant of 125,000 for its Legal Watch
program. The program will develop and implement legal strategies to promote clean water and safe food in the Chesapeake Watershed, particularly targeting the poultry industry.

Food & Water Watch

$

Washington, DC
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

project grant to support continued litigation to hold large
poultry corporations accountable for the pollution generated by their contract farms.

Environmental Finance Center / University of Maryland Foundation

$

College Park, MD
www.efc.umd.edu and www.sustainablemaryland.com

for a project to improve stormwater management on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and to demonstrate the financial feasibility of stormwater improvements.

Chesapeake Legal Alliance Inc.

$

Annapolis, MD
www.chesapeakelegal.org

general support to allow us to continue building our organization so that we may better achieve our mission of protecting and restoring Chesapeake Bay through pro bono legal services provided to individuals, community groups and organizations.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

$

Annapolis, MD
www.alliancechesbay.org

to develop and disseminate communications to local elected officials about the Watershed Implementation Plan process

Spring 2011 Grants

Waterkeeper Alliance

$

Irvington, NY

www.waterkeeper.org

general support grant to support the Chesapeake Regional Coordinator and her work on behalf of the Waterkeepers Chesapeake.

University of Maryland School of Law Environmental Law Clinic / The University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation Inc.

$

Baltimore, MD
www.law.umaryland.edu/index.html

in support of work to strengthen enforcement of Maryland’s environmental laws and regulations through administrative advocacy, legal analysis, and strategic litigation.

The Conservation Fund

$

Arlington, VA

www.conservationfund.org

In a joint undertaking with Audubon MD/DC, The Conservation Fund is proposing to address climate change adaptation challenges at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding eco-region.

Mid Shore Riverkeeper Conservancy fka Choptank River Eastern Bay Conservancy

$

Easton, MD
www.midshoreriverkeeper.org

for integrating, developing additional strategies for, and planning ways to maximize the efficacy of the expanded Miles-Wye Riverkeeper program

Environmental Integrity Project

$

Washington, DC
www.environmentalintegrity.org

to fund the initial phase of a campaign to improve environmental enforcement, and thereby improve water quality, throughout the Chesapeake Bay.

Earthjustice

$

Oakland, CA
www.earthjustice.org

to support the Clean and Healthy Chesapeake Bay project.

Choose Clean Water Coalition / National Wildlife Federation

$

Annapolis, MD
www.choosecleanwater.org

in support of work focused on promoting a coherent Bay wide advocacy agenda and broadening support for Bay restoration with headwater states and nontraditional constituencies. $50,000 of the grant is earmarked for work to troubleshoot lock WIP implementation in Maryland, and to develop and replicate effective local WIP implementation models.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Inc. (CBF)

$

Annapolis, Maryland
www.cbf.org

to support the Maryland Office/ Environmental Protection and Restoration work and to assure the successful implementation of Maryland’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).

Center for Progressive Reform

$

Washington, DC
www.progressivereform.org

to support Clean Water Accountability in The Chesapeake Bay Watershed, an effort to increase scrutiny of government accountability efforts so that citizens, environmental allies, and policymakers will have a comprehensive understanding of how well federal and state agencies are achieving their clean water and Bay-protection mandates.

Center for Integrative Environmental Research / University of Maryland Foundation

$

College Park, MD
www.cier.umd.edu

to develop a prototype of a Watershed Implementation Plan decision making tool

Center for Environment & Society / Washington College

$

Chestertown, MD
https://towncreekfdn.org//ces.washcoll.edu

for continued work on preserving our national heritage in the Mid-Atlantic’s estuaries and coastal bays.

American Rivers

$

Washington , DC
www.americanrivers.org

renewal of “The Chesapeake Federal Policy Project.”

Summer 2010 Grants

Waterkeeper Alliance

$

Irvington, NY
www.waterkeeper.org

to fund the Perdue Integrator Liability Lawsuit

Queen Anne's Conservation Association / Queen Anne's Conservation Fund

$

Centreville, MD
www.qaca.org

general support to continue the expansion of our constituent base, enhancement of electronic communication capabilities, and to advance the progressive land use reform agenda that the Association has pioneered within Queen Anne’s County.

National Wildlife Federation - Chesapeake/Mid-Atlantic region

$

Annapolis, MD
www.nwf.org

general support to expand educational and conservation advocacy outreach efforts in the Chesapeake/Mid-Atlantic region.

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology Inc. / University System of Maryland Foundation

$

Queenstown, MD
www.agroecol.umd.edu

To hold two regional workshops in Maryland to compliment the already funded three regional workshops that will afford elected, appointed, and career officials, agricultural stakeholders, tributary team stakeholders and other ngo’s with an opportunity to learn about what they will need to address the Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan for TMDL.

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

$

Queenstown, MD
www.eslc.org

to enable the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy to assist the Town of Easton plan for the redevelopment of an 11 acre parcel of waterfront property on the Tred Avon River to establish a park.

Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth

$

Cambridge, Maryland
https://towncreekfdn.org//www.dcpgonline.org/

general support to enable the group (currently an all-volunteer organization) to hire a part-time executive director and procure office space.

Chesapeake Legal Alliance Inc.

$

Annapolis, MD
www.chesapeakelegal.org

$25,000 in general support for providing pro bono legal resources to improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Conservancy

$

Annapolis, MD
www.chesapeakeconservancy.org

to help the Conservancy develop a successful strategy for securing the establishment of a Chesapeake Bay National Park.

Assateague Coastal Trust

$

Berlin, MD
www.actforbays.org

general support of the Assateague Coastkeeper program

Spring 2010 Grants

Waterkeeper Alliance

$

Irvington, NY
www.waterkeeper.org

project support for the Chesapeake Regional Coordinator’s work to coordinate and support the 16 member network of Chesapeake Watershed Riverkeepers

University of Maryland School of Law Environmental Law Clinic / The University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation Inc.

$

Baltimore, MD
www.law.umaryland.edu/index.html

to allow the Clinic to upgrade the Environmental Clinical Law position to a Research Assistant position

The Conservation Fund

$

Arlington, VA
www.conservationfund.org

work to advance the establishment of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.

Sassafras River Association

$

Georgetown, MD
www.sassafrasriver.org

to support two key initiatives, the RIVERKEEPER program and the Sassafras Watershed Action Plan, as well as strategic
planning for the organization.

Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

$

Vienna, MD
www.nanticokeriver.org

for work to establish a single Green Infrastructure plan covering all five counties (Kent, Sussex, Wicomico, Caroline, and Dorchester) in the Nanticoke Watershed

Mid Shore Riverkeeper Conservancy fka Choptank River Eastern Bay Conservancy

$

Easton, MD
www.midshoreriverkeeper.org

to assist in supporting and building our organization.

Friends of the Nanticoke River

$

Nanticoke, MD

for legal and expert witness fees associated with advocacy to contest a rezoning that would substantially impact the town of Hebron in Wicomico County

Environment America Research & Policy Center

$

Washington, DC
www.environmentamerica.org

for work to ensure that enhanced Federal and state efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay include effective measures to hold polluters strictly accountable for their contributions to the Bay’s impairment

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

$

Queenstown, MD
www.eslc.org

in continued support of Land Use Planning efforts

Choose Clean Water Coalition / National Wildlife Federation

$

Annapolis, MD
www.choosecleanwater.org

National Wildlife Federation, as fiscal agent for the Choose Clean Water Coalition, requests $50,000 of support for continued growth and outreach to effectively advance stronger policies for Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Inc. (CBF)

$

Annapolis , Maryland
www.cbf.org

to support efforts to reduce pollution from growth and development and engage citizens in community action on the Eastern Shore of Maryland under CBF’s Heart of the Chesapeake project.

Center for Progressive Reform

$

Washington, DC
www.progressivereform.org

to convene a team of federal water policy scholars to produce a legal memorandum that identifies potential challenges to the legality of the Bay-wide TMDL and the Watershed Implementation Plans, identifies legal arguments in support of the TMDL and WIPs, and provides a litigation and media strategy to help grassroots activists in the Bay watershed refute these challenges

Center for Environment & Society / Washington College

$

Chestertown, MD
https://towncreekfdn.org//ces.washcoll.edu

to continue work with Chestertown and Betterton in refining and further developing their Climate Action Plans and advancing municipal and County greenhouse gas reduction plans and actions in Kent County.

Summer 2009 Grants

Queen Anne's Conservation Association / Queen Anne's Conservation Fund

$

Centreville, MD
www.qaca.org
general support grant, to continue the expansion of constituent base,
enhancement of electronic communication capabilities, and to advance the progressive land use
reform agenda that the Association has pioneered within Queen Anne’s County.

National Wildlife Federation - Chesapeake/Mid-Atlantic region

$

Annapolis, MD
www.nwf.org
to expand educational and conservation advocacy outreach efforts in the Chesapeake/Mid-Atlantic region.

Mid Shore Riverkeeper Conservancy fka Choptank River Eastern Bay Conservancy

$

Easton, MD
www.midshoreriverkeeper.org
Interim grant for general support

Mid Shore Riverkeeper Conservancy fka Choptank River Eastern Bay Conservancy

$

Easton, MD
www.midshoreriverkeeper.org
Bridge grant awarded Fall 2009 to continue work to improve the health and water quality of the Choptank River and its watershed

Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

$

Annapolis, MD
www.marylandconservation.org
General support for work to increase the power of Maryland’s environmental movement and protect water quality in the Chester River.

Final installment of three year, $225,000 grant

Earthjustice

$

Oakland, CA
www.earthjustice.org
to support the Clean and Healthy Chesapeake Bay project.

Dorchester Citizens for Safe Energy / ESLC

$

Vienna, MD
www.dorchestersafeenergy.com
in support of Dorchester’s Legacy – Keep it Rural fight to ensure the Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway does what is environmentally correct for the county.

Spring 2009 Grants

Waterkeeper Alliance

$

Irvington, NY
www.waterkeeper.org
to support the Chesapeake Regional Coordinator and her work on behalf of the Waterkeepers Chesapeake.

Sassafras River Association

$

Georgetown, MD
www.sassafrasriver.org
general funding to support Sassafras RIVERKEEPER program and the development of a Sassafras Watershed Action Plan (SWAP).

National Wildlife Federation - Chesapeake/Mid-Atlantic region

$

Annapolis, MD
www.nwf.org
for support to strengthen protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay by improving the coordination of Bay-related policy advocacy at the federal, regional, and local levels

Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

$

Vienna, MD
www.nanticokeriver.org
to further the Alliance’s work on a Green Infrastructure based plan in the counties that make up the Nanticoke River watershed

Hedrick Smith Productions / ETV Endowment of South Carolina

$

Bethesda, MD
www.hedricksmith.com
Interim grant for “Poisoned Waters” outreach project.

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology Inc. / University System of Maryland Foundation

$

Queenstown, MD
www.agroecol.umd.edu
for support of a pilot project to improve the management of phosphorous on cropland

Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

$

Baltimore, MD
www.EnvironmentMaryland.org/center
final installment of three year grant for general support to expand staff in order to impact the creation of a Climate Action Plan for Maryland

Chesapeake Bay Trust

$

Annapolis, Maryland
www.chesapeakebaytrust.org
to support work in building the capacity of watershed organizations that protect and restore Chesapeake Bay resources through the Capacity Building Initiative of the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network (CBFN).

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

$

St. Michaels, MD
www.cbmm.org
for planning process to better define and strengthen its role in the Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration effort

Audubon Maryland-DC / National Audubon Society

$

Baltimore, MD
www.audubonmddc.org
to continue project titled “Incorporating critical wildlife habitat (Important Bird Areas) into Land-use Planning on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.”

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

$

Annapolis, MD
www.alliancechesbay.org
interim grant to complete funding for an online community, the Chesapeake Watershed Network, dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Adkins Arboretum

$

Ridgely, MD
www.adkinsarboretum.org
to continue implementing the strategies to strengthen protection of the Bay by improving the knowledge and behavior of landowners and land professionals that live and work in Maryland’s Critical Areas.