Tag: Chesapeake Bay Trust

Greenlaurel: The Skinny on Eco Grants Funded by those Pretty Bay License Plates

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Chesapeake Bay license plate owners also get lots of discounts through the “plate perks” program.

Has your group or organization been considering a “greening” project, but wondered where the cash will come from?

Consider attending the how-to-apply-for-grants summer workshops offered by Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The workshops are designed to bring you up to speed on how to write a competitive design and environmental and water quality grant. All those $20 Chesapeake bay license plates and stormwater fees are helping to make Baltimore cleaner and greener. Maybe your group will be part of the solution?

Local Group Awarded Nearly $25,000 for ‘Keep Herring Run Parks Beautiful’ Campaign

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Photo via Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks

A nonprofit dedicated to preserving Herring Run Park in Northeast Baltimore has received a $24,500 grant to improve the vast green space.

Blue Water Baltimore Partnership to Invest $2.5 Million in Five Neighborhoods

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Blue Water Baltimore’s community organizer, Elise Victoria, helped plant a block of trees in Highlandtown. Deep Blue enlarged each tree’s dirt pit which helps collect rain water, and also keeps trees healthy. Credit: Blue Water Baltimore

The term “partnership” seems to be so ubiquitous lately, that it’s a bit stale. But five Charm City neighborhoods may soon love the new and well-capitalized Deep Blue partnership when their entire neighborhood is planted with native trees, pocket parks, and urban forests. Add a few rain gardens, and the Deep Blue team, including residents, will design, fund, and install an entire neighborhood’s worth of green infrastructure. The goal is greener neighborhoods that better manage stormwater runoff, and also create prettier and healthier cityscapes. Deep Blue is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works (DPW), and the non-profits Blue Water Baltimore and the Neighborhood Design Center.  

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