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James River Association $29,000 The Upper James Riverkeeper serves as a full-time advocate for the upper (non-tidal) James River and its tributaries. He is assisted by citizen volunteers, RiverRats, who monitor their chosen stretch of waterway and are trained to recognize and report threats to water quality. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper, Inc. $30,000 Serve as the advocacy voice for strong water quality action on the Virginia Eastern Shore, particularly in Accomack and North Hampton Counties. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
West Rhode Riverkeeper $45,000 West/Rhode Riverkeeper works to protect families and communities of these two watersheds, by stopping pollution, striving for healthy and safe rivers and streams. They work with communities to enforce environmental laws, promote restoration, and advocate for better environmental policy. Land Use, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
American Rivers, Inc $10,000 Develop a unified conservation plan to be presented in negations with the owners of the three major dams on the lower Susquehanna River. The operators of the dams are preparing for talks to determine the terms of their new federal operating licenses. Advocacy, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Schrauth Consulting, LLC $8,000 Provide overall coordination and support for the Stormwater Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Funders Nutrients, Political Will, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
  $10,000 Support and coordinate the a Stormwater Funders' Group, a group developed with national and regional funders interested in stormwater management and green infrastructure. They will work to increase funder knowledge, expertise, information sharing and collaborations. Nutrients, Political Will, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Conservation Pennsylvania $45,000 Develop tools and messages to support the environmental community Agriculture, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Piedmont Environmental Council $20,000 The Coalition for Smarter Growth will continue working in in Fairfax County, Virginia, specifically, advocating for the revitalization and redevelopment of aging commercial corridors in order to convert thousands of acres of impervious surface to green development. Nutrients, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Sustainable Chesapeake $60,000 Provide project management for Year 2 of the USDA Conservation Innovation Grant to the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network. The grant is designed to accelerate the deployment of manure to energy technologies that provide alternatives to land application and reduce nutrient pollution from animal agriculture production. Provide technical assistance on a number of issues related to nutrient polllution from animal agriculture and cropland, such as the phosphorus site index, agricultural BMP verification standards, and nutrient management regulations. Agriculture, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
  $3,000 Develop a coordinated strategy to ensure that the renewal of the Federal license for the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River incorporates sediment build-up behind the dam, dam-related fish passage and mortality rates, and conservation/recreational use. Advocacy, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Virginia Tech $2,500 Support the Virginia Farm to Table Conference and its effort to make the connection to soil and water conservation for healthier farms, foodsheds and watersheds in the Shenandoah Valley and Chesapeake Bay region. The conference will address the recommendations of the Virginia Farm to Table Plan with specific focus on business planning, conservation of natural resources, and opportunities for farmers to retain more of the food dollar for profitability and sustainability. Agriculture, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Inc $10,000 General support to NWA for initiatives to conserve natural resources within the Nanticoke River watershed. These may include: the citizen volunteer water quality monitoring program; the flexible agricultural buffers program; water quality restoration projects; and community outreach and education. NWA will play a crucial role in outreach on the Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs). Agriculture, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Center for Watershed Protection $35,000 Develop a white paper to inform and support development of EPA guidance on stormwater compliance credits in nutrient trading programs. The work will identify key issues related to stormwater trading (credit calculations, acceptable BMPs, etc.) and provide background information for jurisdictions setting up trading programs to deal with MS4s. Agriculture, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Water Stewardship, Inc. $35,000 Support KCF and its grantees by providing technical analyses and interpretation related to agricultural policy issues. Review technical documents and discuss/explain scientific information relative to policy questions. Requests for assistance may range from analysis of data to preparation of informal and written technical comments related to policy projects, proposed regulations and other science-policy issues. Agriculture, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $25,000 The National Capital Region _ Watershed Stewards Academy trains and equips community leaders, or stewards, to guide the development and implementation of local solutions to stormwater management problems; raise awareness about the problems of and solutions to stormwater pollution and flooding; and implement environmental site design practices to increase the absorption of stormwater, thereby, lessening pollution and runoff into streams and rivers. Advocacy, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Environmental Grantmakers Association $5,000 EGA works to promote effective environmental philanthropy by sharing knowledge, fostering debate, cultivating leadership, facilitating collaboration, and catalyzing action. EGA holds the Federal Policy Briefing every other year to allow environmental funders space to strategize and coordinate in response to the recent election cycle. The next Federal Policy Briefing will be held in Washington, DC on February 26 - 27, 2013. Advocacy, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Sierra Club Foundation $40,000 The MD Sierra Club chapter educates, engages and mobilizes members and citizens to participate in Watershed Implementation Plan development and implementation. Staff will work at the state level, ensuring strong state regulations, including MS4 permits and nutrient management and trading policies. Advocacy, Agriculture, Nutrients, Political Will, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association $6,000 Contract with professionals to guide them in a long-term planning process, including designing and facilitating a strategic planning development that includes gathering necessary information to inform decision making, retreat facilitation, and the creation of a written strategic plan and implementation plan. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Virginia Organizing, Inc $30,000 Environmental Health Sciences highlights differences between current safety standards and what science is now revealing about risks from chemical exposures. Highlighting these differences contributes to public pressure for policy change that will lead to healthier people and ecosystems. At the top of the list for estuaries like the Chesapeake Bay are endocrine disrupting compounds. Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Council Fire $20,650 Coordinate and facilitate a representative stakeholder workgroup to help reach consensus recommendations regarding a nutrient trading program for the State of Maryland. The process will develop recommendations to aid MDE in the development of a policy and implementation strategy to offset new loads to account for growth in the State. Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated $175,000 Build a sustainable fisheries management system in the Chesapeake for the blue crab and striped bass fisheries. Facilitate a collaborative process with watermen and fishery managers to develop and win approval of fundamental management improvements. Simultaneously, build support for incorporating market-based tools, such as catch shares, into the management systems by demonstrating local success of catch shares through voluntary pilot projects. Fisheries, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
H. John Heinz III Center for Science Economics and the Environment $30,000 The Chesapeake Commons is a web-based tool that empowers Chesapeake Bay watershed organizations and agencies to make sound decisions on Bay restoration policy by making ecological data on the Bay locally relevant, accessible, and easy-to-manage. Chesapeake Commons allows nonprofits and small Bay watershed organizations to locate and manage public data they need, get consultation on tool training and use, and create maps from this information at no cost to them. Agriculture, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Resource Dynamics, Inc. $30,000 Analyze technical and policy related initiatives associated with agriculture that will increase the pace of Bay cleanup. Key issue areas will include: strengthening nutrient management tools and programs and improving verification and tracking of on- the- ground management practices. Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Audubon PA $15,000 Protect priority high-value headwater and habitat areas of the Susquehanna River in northern Pennsylvania from further Marcellus gas leasing in state forests, and work with private landowners in those areas to help them implement best management practices for watershed protection. Advocacy 2013 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $3,000 Develop a set of strategic goals and actions that will help the Chesapeake Bay Program Capacity, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
River Network $3,000 Provide scholarships to help Chesapeake Bay watershed leaders participate in River Rally 2013. The event will bring together several hundred river leaders, volunteers, staff and board members for presentations, workshops, field trips, and many networking opportunities. Capacity, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Commonwealth of Virginia $3,000 Sponsor the 2012 Environment Virginia Symposium, which is held each year to address environmental issues in the state. The theme this year is Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Conservation Pennsylvania $20,000 Hire a full-time online organizer to coordinate and professionalize email, web and social media efforts for the League of Conversation Voter affiliates in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. As the internet becomes an ever more vital tool for educating and activating the public on environmental issues, efforts are being prioritized to do that work well. Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Maroon Consulting, LLC $30,000 Bring accountability, oversight and sound environmental policy decisions to the trading programs in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland, and coordinate with EPA to ensure nutrient trading is done consistent with the Bay TMDL goals. Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Virginia Organizing, Inc $30,000 Environmental Health Sciences will establish a database of information resources relevant to human health chemical inputs into the Chesapeake Bay. This will establish the groundwork for evaluating whether it offers sufficient substance to guide communication efforts. Communications 2013 Chesapeake
Association Of Baltimore Area Grantmakers Inc $3,000 The Green Funders Affinity Group convenes ABAG members in order to: 1) continue to deepen members' understanding of a wide range of environmental challenges, 2) provide periodic updates on existing and new developments in the greater Baltimore area related to environment, sustainability, and community greening, and 3) serve as a forum for members to share work and perspectives. Non-traditional Allies 2013 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Climate Action Network $65,000 Work with Maryland state officials to develop Accountability, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
The Hatcher Group, Inc. $20,000 Provide messaging, editorial and communication services to a coalition of advocates and researchers that is focused on identifying the critical issues that should be considered by policymakers as they move to implementing a formalized nutrient trading progam. Provide support and strategic communications advice specifically to members of the Maryland Accounting for Growth stakeholders workgroup. Communications, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
The Hatcher Group, Inc. $10,000 Educate Maryland policymakers about risks posed by farm pollution to clean water and public health -- and need for tighter regulations and enforcement --through effective messaging, media outreach, and implementation of smart communication strategies by state environmental groups. Communications, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Inc $70,000 ESLC will help Eastern Shore local governments meet their WIP goals. ESLC will continue participation on local WIP teams and continue efforts with county elected officials and staff to advance watershed funding tools toward their WIPs. WIP 2013 Chesapeake
Clean Water Fund $75,000 Work with policymakers to implement stormwater utility fees in Baltimore City and the nine other Phase I jurisdictions required to enact local legislation. The adoption and implementation of stormwater utility fees will create local funding for stormwater retrofits, provide incentives for reducing impervious surface, create jobs and improve quality of life in Maryland communities. Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Action Media $15,000 Work with Foundation staff, elected officials, NGO's and coalitions, to increase the clarity and power of public communications for Bay Restoration. Communications, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Council Fire $35,000 Coordinate and facilitate a representative stakeholder Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Coastal Conservation Association $35,000 CCA-MD will concentrate its efforts in 2013 in three areas: membership, fundraising and advocacy. Advocacy work will cover sediment from Conowingo Dam; river herring and american shad sustainability; invasive species control; recreational angler accountability;and updating fisheries management plans on speckled trout, crappie, and blue catfish. Advocacy, Fisheries, Non-traditional Allies 2013 Chesapeake
Burke Environmental Associates, LLC $85,000 Explore and encourage the use of new technologies to effectively target watershed improvement practices and validate the presence of BMPs on rural landscapes, particularly in the Nanticoke and Chester River watersheds. Agriculture, Nutrients, WIP 2013 Chesapeake
National Wildlife Federation $140,000 The Chesapeake regional office provides quality management of the region Advocacy, Non-traditional Allies 2013 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $25,000 Implement a development and fundraising strategy that will build needed capacity within the Alliance organization for outreach and communication with donors and members. Capacity 2013 Chesapeake
Stroud Water Research Center $35,000 Establish the framework and criteria for a water quality based recognition program for farms. The project will also demonstrate a GPS-based manure application tracking system and an in-field monitoring system to act as secondary verification (or alarm) system and to gather long term data on best management practice (BMP) performance. Agriculture, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
National Coalition for Marine Conservation $20,000 Advance restoration of the Atlantic menhaden population and its ecological role in coastal ecosystems. Ensure timely and full implementation of catch reductions and rebuilding measures, monitor and participate in planning for the next stock assessment, and promote development of ecological reference points for the long-term conservation of menhaden as a critical forage species. Advocacy, Fisheries 2013 Chesapeake
Devereux Environmental Consulting $10,000 Work with the KCF team to develop improved verification protocols for nutrient management (NM) as part of Chesapeake Bay Program Agricultural Workgroup effort. Agriculture, Communications 2013 Chesapeake
The Nature Conservancy $60,000 Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Chesapeake conservation efforts through targetted on-the-ground projects, strategic policy advocacy, and innovative use of private funds. Advocacy 2013 Chesapeake
The Hatcher Group, Inc. $60,000 Educate Maryland policymakers and the media about risks posed by farm pollution to clean water and public health-- and need for tighter regulations and enforcement -- through effective messaging, media outreach, strategic advice, and implementation of smart communication strategies by state environmental groups. Advocacy, Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Conservation Pennsylvania $55,000 Revise the Pennsylvania nutrient credit trading system and actively enforce against farming operations that are impacting local water quality. These actions will go a long way to helping the Commonwealth fully implement its Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan and milestone commitments. Influence decision makers, both state and federal, to implement and enforce strategies that will result in local water quality improvement. Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Legal Alliance Inc $20,000 Provide legal resources to individuals and groups to bring about meaningful progress in Bay restoration through enforcement actions, other litigation, participation in the regulatory, legislative and planning processes and participation in land use hearings. Accountability, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Piedmont Environmental Council $30,000 Work to promote and protect the rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty of the Northern Piedmont through advocacy for federal, state and local policies that protect the region Advocacy, WIP 2013 Chesapeake
Piedmont Environmental Council $20,000 SVN works closely with local citizens Land Use 2013 Chesapeake
Alice Ferguson Foundation, Inc $10,000 Address the persistent problem of litter in the Potomac by recruiting diverse and non-traditional audiences to participate in education and advocacy of litter solutions. The project is focused on engaging community members through awareness and behavior change activities, to drive continued action and support for trash reduction strategies. Non-traditional Allies 2013 Chesapeake
River Network $25,000 Strengthen the overall organizational capacity of groups in the Chesapeake watershed through trainings and consultation, to work on increasing their base of financial, volunteer and/or board support via a customized approach that responds to specific organizational needs. Capacity 2013 Chesapeake
National Wildlife Federation $25,000 Support the Maryland State Lead for the Choose Clean Water Coalition. The Maryland Lead will be the point organization to develop a state-wide strategy to identify the most relevant policy opportunities to improve water quality throughout the state. Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Environmental Integrity Project $70,000 Seek opportunities to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Comment on and appeal weak permits and regulations, bring citizen suits to hold poultry processors, other industrial point sources, and municipalities accountable for illegal discharges, and analyze pollution data to track Bay TMDL progress and identify areas for further improvement. Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Clean Water Fund $25,000 In collaboration with the Choose Clean Water Coalition and other partners, educate decision makers and citizens on critical local water issues. Outreach will be done through community and homeowner associations in Northern Virginia jurisdictions. Advocacy, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Stormwater Network, Inc. $40,000 Provide direct training to the stormwater design and review community; develop a network of stormwater professionals; track and analysis objectively on the changing regulatory landscape; and translate the science to improve the performance of urban stormwater practices. Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Blue Water Baltimore, Inc. $50,000 BWB will push for the strong implementation of recent stormwater legislation and permits. They will hire a full-time advocacy staff person to help execute this work. Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Potomac Conservancy, Inc $40,000 Roll out a policy campaign for clean water tentatively called Advocacy, Political Will, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
PennFuture $50,000 Conduct advocacy on water policy issues affecting the Bay Watershed, and combine that advocacy with legal work around the nutrient credit trading system, CAFO NPDES permits, sewage treatment plant discharges and stormwater management plans. Monitor and hold DEP accountable for implementing and achieving its TMDL requirements. Advocacy 2013 Chesapeake
Virginia Organizing, Inc $10,000 Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. Advocacy, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
West Rhode Riverkeeper $50,000 Support the Waterkeepers Chesapeake's advocacy priorities. The overall aim is to uphold, strengthen and enforce the Clean Water Act and other policies that have a direct impact on the water quality and watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Bays. Advocacy, Agriculture, Keepers, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $90,000 General operating support to include: 1) implementing a non-partisan Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) civic engagement program leading up to Virginia's November election, and 2) exposing the threats of hydraulic fracturing to landowners and decision makers in the eastern third of Virginia in order to protect Virginia's open spaces, farmland and water resources . Advocacy, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Resource Media $45,000 Develop and implement long-term strategies to bring new voices and constituencies into the fight to protect Chesapeake Bay from agricultural runoff and other pollution. Change the politics around Bay protection that now strongly favor agricultural interests and make progress difficult. Agriculture, Communications 2013 Chesapeake
Calvert Marine Museum Society, Inc. $6,000 The Calvert Marine Museum will assist Senator Bernie Fowler, a pioneer in environmental advocacy for the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay, in cataloguing and preserving his extensive personal collection, amassed over a lifetime of work in the public sector. Advocacy 2013 Chesapeake
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc. $125,000 Develop and implement a campaign to: reduce environmental impacts from the land application of manure; increase accountability and transparency for state WIP provisions related to agriculture; and increase public awareness of, and engagement in, ag pollution issues. Accountability, Advocacy, Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
University System of Maryland Foundation Inc $20,000 Provide general operating support to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies (UMCES), Maryland's premier research institution aimed at advancing scientific knowledge of the environment. Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Wetlands Watch, Inc. $50,000 Push for greater accountability of Virginia wetlands programs; seek to expand the adoption of conservation landscaping solutions in local government MS4s and WIP strategies; and monitor the progress on Virginia comprehensive coastal resources management guidance. Advocacy, Land Use, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Lancaster Conservancy $25,000 Support the City of Lancaster in the development of a public education strategy to coincide with implementation of the City Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Valley Conservation Council Inc $20,000 Fold into all of its program areas a greater emphasis on water quality protection. VCC promotes land use that sustains the farms, forests, open spaces, and heritage of the Shenandoah Valley of VA. Program areas include: land conservation, better development, & resource conservation. Land Use, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Friends of the Rappahannock, Inc. $25,000 FOR serves as the voice for a healthy and scenie Rappahannock River. They will continue to work on local WIP implementation and tracking, while expanding advocacy efforts downstream with a particular focus on the threat of hydrofracking. Advocacy, WIP 2013 Chesapeake
National Parks Conservation Association $60,000 Advocate that local, state, and federal governments adopt, implement, and enforce strong clean air and water protections to benefit the Chesapeake region. Educate NPCA Advocacy 2013 Chesapeake
James River Association $15,000 Ensure the protection and restoration of the Potomac, Rappahannock and James River watersheds by advocating for adequate water quality funding at the state level to implement the pollution reductions that are called for within Virginia Advocacy, Political Will, WIP 2013 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Media Services Inc $75,000 General support for in-depth environmental reporting that reaches approximately 5 million people each month through a suite of products and services that includes the Chesapeake Bay Journal, Chesapeake Bay Journeys, Bay Journal News Service, and the Midday on the Bay radio program with WYPR. Communications 2013 Chesapeake
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Inc. $40,000 Convene sportsmen leaders working on issues critical to the health of the Bay, and the future of the Chesapeake's outdoor pursuits. Strengthen laws, policies and practices affecting fish and wildlife conservation by leading partnerships that influence decision makers. Fisheries, Non-traditional Allies, Political Will 2013 Chesapeake
Trout Unlimited $30,000 Ensure conservation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed Fisheries, Non-traditional Allies 2013 Chesapeake
Environment America Research & Policy Center Inc $25,000 Raise the visibility of the threats facing the bay, coordinating with the Choose Clean Water Coalition, by build ing support for state and federal policies to reduce pollution flowing into the Bay, especially from agriculture. At the same time defend these policies from polluter-driven attacks. Advocacy, Political Will, Water Quality 2013 Chesapeake
James River Association $50,000 Continue to advocate for adequate water quality regulations at the state level and work to incorporate LID provisions into local development codes. Advocacy, Stormwater, WIP 2013 Chesapeake
1000 Friends of Maryland, Inc $35,000 Develop policy solutions and build strong coalitions to advance a suite of proposals for cleaner water and sustainable growth in Maryland. Research and message around the economic benefits of smarter growth for communities, counties, and residents. Advocacy, Political Will, Water Quality 2013 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $30,000 Work with partners to reduce pollution from stormwater by reviewing NPDES permits for public facilities, identify projects to implement in the Anacostia River Watershed Restoration Plan, and investigate and evaluate opportunities to improve clean water flow to the Anacostia River. Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
West Rhode Riverkeeper $15,000 Train Waterkeepers Chesapeake on developing messages, using and incorporating those messages with the media, and developing communication tools to make Waterkeepers Chesapeake more effective and more cohesive. Keepers 2013 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Bay Trust $50,000 Support the Chesapeake Bay Funders Advocacy, Capacity 2013 Chesapeake
Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy $30,000 Train and support Master Watershed Stewards, whose role is to empower communities in reducing pollution sources and employing stormwater retrofit practices. Advocacy, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $50,000 Inspire new behavior in people of faith and build advocacy and action within the faith community in order to contribute to achievement of Chesapeake Bay clean water goals. Advocacy, Non-traditional Allies 2013 Chesapeake
Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation $18,000 Provide advocates in the MD Trading Group and the Accounting for Growth Workgroup with the legal research support to help strengthen MDE Advocacy, Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Virginia Conservation Network $30,000 Increase the role of affiliate members in fostering civic engagement, by providing tools, training and resources that nonprofits need to execute legal, effective GOTV programs. Advocacy 2013 Chesapeake
Virginia New Majority Education Fund $20,000 Educate low-propensity Latino/a voters and voters of color about climate and environmental issues while also conducting GOTV activities throughout Northern Virginia. Advocacy, Non-traditional Allies 2013 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Conservancy Inc $60,000 The Conservancy Communications 2013 Chesapeake
Water Stewardship, Inc. $20,000 Expand WSI Agriculture 2013 Chesapeake
Assateague Coastal Trust Inc $26,000 Support the Assateague Coastkeeper program and their work in protecting the health, productivity, and sustainability of the coastal bays watershed of Delmarva through advocacy, education and conservation. Advocacy, Agriculture, Keepers, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Blue Water Baltimore, Inc. $30,000 Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper focuses on utilizing the law to achieve cleaner water in Baltimore Advocacy, Keepers, Pollution, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Inc. $38,000 Support the Choptank Riverkeeper program, serving as an advocate of the Choptank River and its tributaries. The Riverkeeper works to increase agricultural and community engagement, reducing pollution from agricultural ditches and residential lawns. Advocacy, Agriculture, Keepers 2013 Chesapeake
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Inc. $38,000 The Miles-Wye Riverkeeper serves as an advocate for the Miles and Wye Rivers and Eastern Bay. Advocacy, Keepers 2013 Chesapeake
Sassafras River Association $28,000 The Sassafras Riverkeeper uses advocacy, community outreach, and partnerships with local governments to implement on-the-ground restoration projects and adequate polices to protect and preserve the Sassafras River. Advocacy, Keepers, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Potomac Riverkeeper Incorporated $32,000 The Shenandoah Riverkeeper works to stop pollution and restore clean water to the Shenandoah River public awareness, community action, and enforcement of the laws. Agriculture, Keepers, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
James River Association $27,000 The Upper James Riverkeeper serves as a full-time advocate for the upper (non-tidal) James River and its tributaries. He is assisted in his duties by citizen volunteers who monitor their chosen stretch of waterway and are trained to recognize and report threats to water quality. Keepers, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Anacostia Riverkeeper, Inc. $18,000 Protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who live, work, and play in the watershed, and to advocate for a clean, healthy river for all its communities. Agriculture, Keepers, Nutrients, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Potomac Riverkeeper Incorporated $45,000 Stop pollution and restore clean water to the Potomac River and its tributaries by enforcing the laws and promoting community action. Advocacy, Keepers, Nutrients 2013 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Rivers Association $17,000 The Chesapeake Rivers Association, Inc is a nonprofit conservation organization that sponsors the Severn Riverkeeper Program whose mission is to protect and restore the Severn River, through litigation, restoration, engagement and monitoring of results. Keepers, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
South River Federation Inc $42,000 Protect, preserve, restore and celebrate the South River and its interdependent living community, using community engagement, scientific data, and advocacy and enforcement. Advocacy, Keepers, Nutrients, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake