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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 N/A 2012 Chesapeake
H. John Heinz III Center for Science Economics and the Environment $10,000 Provide scientific information and analysis to improve measures of performance, reporting and verification related to nutrient management. Assist environmental advocates with necessary technical support in their efforts to strengthen state and federal policies that address allowable levels of manure application as part of nutrient management plans. Review upcoming MD revised phosphorus index that has been developed as part of the MD Watershed Implementation Plan. Agriculture, Pollution 2012 Chesapeake
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Inc $45,000 Support the "Center for Towns" initiative, empowering town leaders, citizens and planners to insist on development proposals that reduce nutrients while energizing small Eastern Shore communities. Land Use 2012 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Climate Action Network $65,000 Work with Maryland state officials to develop Accountability, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Action Media $13,000 Provide messaging support and consultation to the Choose Clean Water Coalition and its individual member organizations to increase the clarity and power of communications about the Bay restoration effort. Communications 2012 Chesapeake
Resource Dynamics, Inc. $50,000 Analyze technical and policy related initiatives associated with agriculture that will increase the pace of Bay cleanup. Provide states with timely and useful information for both Phase II and III State Watershed Implementation Plans. Key issue areas will include: strengthening nutrient management tools and programs and improving verification and tracking of on- the- ground management practices. WIP 2012 Chesapeake
YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County $1,000 Honor a woman working in the environmental field in Anne Arundel County. In 2012, Suzanne Etgen, with the Watershed Stewards Academy, was honored for her work in launching the Academy and creating a successful model that has been replicated in other counties in Maryland. Advocacy 2012 Chesapeake
National Wildlife Federation $140,000 NWF is one of the country Advocacy 2012 Chesapeake
Maroon Consulting, LLC $50,000 Inform the Bay region N/A 2012 Chesapeake
James River Association $8,000 Support the defendant in the Advocacy, Fisheries 2012 Chesapeake
Coastal Conservation Association $35,000 CCA-MD acts as a voice for conservation minded anglers in the state. The primary role is to galvanize anglers through education, best available science, and sound policy to ensure stable and abundant fish populations. Advocacy, Fisheries 2012 Chesapeake
Burke Environmental Associates, LLC $85,000 Identify specific geographic areas in the Nanticoke Watershed where nutrient and sediment reduction efforts are best directed to improve water quality. Automate water quality and BMP data collection and visualization through linkage with the Chesapeake Commons. Agriculture, Pollution, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $25,000 Support a comprehensive development effort, including the launching of a capital campaign ( Capacity 2012 Chesapeake
Water Stewardship, Inc. $75,000 Implement an on-farm assessment, verification and continuous improvement program. Work with farmers to develop an iterative, verified BMP implementation program that provides a roadmap to achieve state Chesapeake Bay TMDL targets for farms over time. Facilitate widespread adoption of the WSI approach for WIP goal achievement. Complete a strategic plan for WSI Agriculture, Nutrients, Pollution, Water Quality, WIP 2012 Chesapeake
Virginia Conservation Network $45,000 VCN represents 130 pro-conservation citizen groups. Together, these affiliate members, develop and implement a Advocacy 2012 Chesapeake
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $85,000 On issues of importance to Virginia Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
National Coalition for Marine Conservation $20,000 Work with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and other fishing and environmental organizations to prepare Amendment 2 to the menhaden Fishery Management Plan. This amendment will feature management measures, such as quotas and allocations among fishery sectors, as well as area-based management, gear limits, etc. Fisheries 2012 Chesapeake
American Rivers, Inc $30,000 Develop a set of recommendations for cost-effective operation and maintenance practices for Green Infrastructure approaches. Understanding O&M needs will help communities plan and invest more effectively, within their budget. Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $38,000 Contract with a consultant to answer stormwater questions raised by advocates, prepare memoranda and papers relating to issues which arise to advance improved stormwater management in MD, assist advocates in addressing local development that has potential for stormwater runoff impacts, and train local watershed and community advocates about how the 2007 MD Stormwater Management Act is to be implemented. Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Bay Trust $2,000 Sponsor the 14th annual Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration and Fundraiser. The annual fundraiser of the Chesapeake Bay Trust also serves as a venue for the more than 400 Chesapeake Bay partners, leaders and supporters to network and discuss Bay topics. N/A 2012 Chesapeake
Chester River Association $3,750 Develop a draft plan and strategy in formalizing the structure of Waterkeepers Chesapeake. Keepers 2012 Chesapeake
Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center $50,000 Build support for policies in Maryland to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution from the agricutural sector. Advocate for stronger nutrient management standards at the state and Federal level and ensure that strong and enforceable permits are issued to concentrated animal feeding operations that should have them. Hold the state accountable for its commitments to achieve agricultural pollution reductions in its Watershed Implementation Plan. Accountability, Agriculture, Nutrients, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
  $8,000 Conduct a mini-organizational assessment to analyze the organizational structure and capacity of Water Stewardship Inc., and use these findings to strengthen their 3-year plan. Provide guidance and support in developing implementation strategies to address gaps, growth and/or changes that will support the organization Capacity 2012 Chesapeake
Queen Anne's Conservation Association $20,000 Challenge the commercial and residential rezoning of 4 parcels of rural land in Queen Anne Land Use 2012 Chesapeake
Southern Environmental Law Center $30,000 Defend, monitor, and advance implementation of the U.S. EPA Advocacy, Nutrients, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
Alliance for Justice $7,000 Provide information, training and resources that will help build the advocacy capacity of the Chesapeake environmental community Advocacy 2012 Chesapeake
Virginia Conservation Network $10,000 Use peer-to-peer learning opportunities and coaching in the areas of nonprofit management, campaign development, and communications to strengthen and network smart, powerful and well run state environmental advocacy organizations. Advocacy 2012 Chesapeake
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. $105,000 Support the salaries of a staff attorney and three graduate fellows who work full time in promoting the Clinic Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
University System of Maryland Foundation Inc $25,000 Provide general support to UMCES, Maryland's premier research institution aimed at advancing scientific knowledge of the environment. Conduct a comprehensive scientific program to develop and apply predictive ecology for the improvement and preservation of Maryland's physical environment. Prepare future scientists and environmental stewards to meet the growing environmental challenges facing society today and research needs of tomorrow. N/A 2012 Chesapeake
Society of Environmental Journalists, Inc. $10,000 Educate professional journalists and provide them with resources to enhance new reporting on watershed health, water quality, marine and coastal issues. Communications 2012 Chesapeake
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc $50,000 Lead the Choose Clean Water Coalition Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund $150,000 Enhance communication among local groups who have formed alliances in strategic areas across the state, and strengthen their outreach to their constituencies. Work to connect these groups to Annapolis and ensure their voices are heard. Build the capacity and influence of individual groups in order to reach the strategic goals of MD LCV and the goals of the environmental community. Communications, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Environmental Integrity Project $70,000 Protect Maryland waters and airsheds from toxic pollution by holding state and federal regulatory agencies, as well as polluters, accountable for compliance with environmental laws. Accountability, Nutrients, Pollution, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
Environmental Integrity Project $60,000 Improve state and federal regulation of CAFO water and air pollution, and challenge EPA regulations when they do not meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act and other laws. Seek opportunities to hold CAFOs and poultry processors accountable for discharges and air emissions in the Bay watershed; and improve regulation of CAFOs and other point sources to meet TMDL goals to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment loadings in the watershed. Advocacy, Agriculture, Nutrients, Political Will, Pollution, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
Conservation Strategies, LLC $7,000 Research the issue of maintaining green infrastructure practices in the Chesapeake Bay in order to inform funders on current practice and practitioner needs. Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Clean Air Watch $35,000 Seek to achieve strong clean air laws and standards through a combination of media education and grassroots advocacy. CAW functions as a watchdog organization, shaping public perception of air issues by working directly with the media and allied groups. N/A 2012 Chesapeake
Chiles Consulting, LLC $42,000 Assist the Menhaden Coalition in a campaign to end overfishing of Atlantic menhaden and establish scientific precedent for ecosystem based approach to forage fish management. Fisheries 2012 Chesapeake
National Wildlife Federation $20,000 Analysis 2-year milestone commitments made by Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Release state reports to keep leadership accountable. Accountability, Advocacy, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Inc $10,000 The Healthy Harbor Initiative aims to make Baltimore Harbor safe for swimming and fishing by the year 2020. This will be done through a diverse partnership of stakeholders implementing a Healthy Harbor Plan, and a coordinated public awareness and campaign. Advocacy, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc. $78,000 Work in the larger DC metro area to ensure adequate funding is available to implement stormwater solutions; current stormwater regulatory requirements aren Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Clean Water Fund $50,000 Work to establish safe drilling standards from some of the key natural gas drilling companies, and work with municipalities to adopt low impact development designs into their stormwater remediation and prevention work. Advocacy, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Alice Ferguson Foundation, Inc $10,000 With stakeholders, work through a comprehensive framework to address the trash problem in the Potomac watershed. Efforts will include adding trash reduction language in MS4 permit renewals. Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Conservation Pennsylvania $50,000 Choose Clean Water Coalition and the Pennsylvania WIP lead will provide the grassroots outreach to constituents on coalition issues. Jan Jarrett will work to build the state coalition and help gain access to power brokers within Pennsylvania. Hank Zygmunt and Joe Maroon will work as liaisons to EPA and as technical advisors to the coalition. Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Foundation for Pennsylvania Watershed $10,000 Provide technical assistance to improve Pa Accountability, Agriculture 2012 Chesapeake
Woodwrights, LLC $40,000 Work one-on-one with selected groups to build their capacity in the areas of leadership influence, fundraising and media outreach. Advocacy, Capacity 2012 Chesapeake
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Foundation $10,000 Seagrass beds are important habitats in the Chesapeake Bay region and have been found to provide habitat, protection, nursery ares, and other functions for ecologically valuable fishery species. The VIMS SAV program involves monitoring SAV beds annually baywide, and restoring eelgrass to areas that can now support these plants. Fisheries, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
The Nature Conservancy $80,000 Ensure that the Bay and its watershed produce clean water and abundant fisheries through strategic policy advocacy and innovative use of private funds targeted toward increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of Chesapeake conservation efforts. Fisheries 2012 Chesapeake
Piedmont Environmental Council $20,000 Provide technical information, analysis, strategic planning and communications tools to conservation groups and local governments to protect the Valley Land Use 2012 Chesapeake
Sustainable Chesapeake $8,000 Provide technical assistance as part of the ongoing implementation of the Campaign to Reduce Application of Manure (CRAM) initiative currently funded by KCF. The CRAM project has generated a number of highly technical issues (e.g., questions about new Phosphorus site index testing measures, agricultural management practice verification standards and principles) which require analysis and recommendation from an agricultural water quality scientist. Agriculture, Nutrients, Pollution, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
River Network $25,000 Provide a variety of resources and techniques to address specific organizational development needs. When organizational development is done and done well, groups are better positioned to protect and restore their watersheds over the long-term. Capacity 2012 Chesapeake