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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, Land Use, Pollution, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Legal Alliance Inc $25,000 CLA volunteer attorneys assist citizen and environmental groups in enforcing and improving existing environmental laws, regulations and programs. Capacity 2012 Chesapeake
Environmental Defense Fund $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 2012 Chesapeake
Center for Progressive Reform Inc $20,000 Inform advocacy efforts to improve nutrient credit trading and offset programs in the Bay watershed. Produce a concise analysis of the Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County $5,000 Provide support for the 2012 Disco Gala, the primary fundraising event of the YWCA. Proceeds from the event support the programs of the organization serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault residing in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. N/A 2012 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 2012 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Stormwater Network, Inc. $40,000 The CSN will focus on making sure new stormwater regulations, permits and implementation plans are tracked, enforced and properly implemented. Efforts will include technical assistance, hands-on training, expanded interaction with the network of stormwater professionals, and engagement with the advocacy community on stormwater issues. Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Blue Water Baltimore, Inc. $30,000 Blue Water Baltimore will focus on the local implementation of new laws and regulations that will have a great impact on Baltimore waterways, namely the establishment and implementation of a fee to fund stormwater infrastructure. They will also continue to work on the strengthening of a MS4 permit for Baltimore, and stay involved in the Watershed Implementation Plan process. Advocacy, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Potomac Conservancy, Inc $40,000 Safeguard the Potomac River region's lands and waters and advocate to reduce polluted runoff through laws, codes, permits, public awareness and funding. Build political power in local communities to ensure the Nation's River achieves the goal of being fishable and swimmable in the next 15 years Advocacy, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Izaak Walton League of America $20,000 Organize educational events, coordinate volunteer opportunities, arrange meetings between League members and key decisionmakers, and leverage existing recreational and social events to increase the engagement of Maryland League members and chapters on Chesapeake Bay issues. Advocacy, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Virginia Organizing, Inc $10,000 Building relationships with diverse backgrounds, identifying issues of concerns, providing training in leadership, and implementing strategies that break down traditional division. Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future $50,000 Ensure strong implementation of Pennsylvania Agriculture, Nutrients, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
West Rhode Riverkeeper $50,000 Hire an Executive Director/ Advocacy Director for Waterkeepers Chesapeake who will coordinate the advancement of its advocacy priorities. Coordinated efforts will help engage Waterkeepers in broader issues that they may not otherwise get involved in. Keepers 2012 Chesapeake
National Wildlife Federation $8,600 Create a diverse, advocacy coalition in support of Susquehanna River cleanup and restoration of the bass fishery. A focus on cleaning up the Susquehanna River pollution for the sake of the river itself and the bass fishery has an existing constituency which is not now organized. Advocacy, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Resource Dynamics, Inc. $30,000 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. Agriculture, WIP 2012 Chesapeake
Wetlands Watch, Inc. $50,000 Wetlands Watch is dedicated to the protection and conservation of Virginia Advocacy, Land Use 2012 Chesapeake
Valley Conservation Council Inc $20,000 VCC promotes land use that sustains farms, forests, open spaces and cultural heritage of the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. They will work to achieve results through direct farmer participation in best management practices and community scale progress in improving local government policies and development models. Land Use, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Lancaster Conservancy $25,000 The Conservancy Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
  $75,000 Advocate for local, state and federal governments to adopt, implement, and enforce strong clean air and water protections to benefit the Chesapeake region. Educate and activate the national parks constituency including business and community leaders to make the connections among clean air and water, healthy parks, healthy communities, and a strong local economy. Mobilize these constituencies to engage in policy decisions for cleaner air and water. Pollution 2012 Chesapeake
James River Association $20,000 Work to ensure that adequate water quality funding at the state level is secured to implement the pollution reductions that are called for within Virginia Advocacy, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Friends of the Rappahannock, Inc. $30,000 Continue to serve as the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River, specifically working with localities on WIP implementation and on sound land use decisions Agriculture, Baywide 2012 Chesapeake
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc. $102,500 Develop and implement a campaign to drive reductions in the land application of manure in the Chesapeake watershed. This is a critical element needed to achieve the new pollution reductions set by the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. Agriculture 2012 Chesapeake
Maroon Consulting, LLC $30,000 Inform the Bay region Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Trout Unlimited $30,000 Ensure conservation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Inc. $40,000 Educate and inform decision makers on the economic impact of hunting, angling and outdoor recreation and how the adoption of conservation policies can safeguard this economic sector. Strengthen laws, policies and practices affecting fish and wildlife conservation by leading partnerships that influence decision makers. Political Will 2012 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. Baywide, Communications, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
The Hatcher Group, Inc. $20,000 Educate policymakers about the risks and benefits that nutrient trading may offer as a pollution reduction strategy in the Chesapeake Bay. 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 system. Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Inc $60,000 Increase citizen involvement and raise awareness on land use issues and their impact on local govenrments. ESLC serves Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne Land Use, WIP 2012 Chesapeake
James River Association $60,000 Protect and restore the James River watershed by ensuring that adequate water quality regulations are developed at the state level and incorporated into local development codes. JRA identifies root causes of pollution in the watershed and implements solutions to reduce or eliminate their negative impacts. Advocacy, Nutrients, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
1000 Friends of Maryland, Inc $40,000 Develop policy solutions and build strong coalitions to advance a suite of proposals for cleaner water and sustainable growth. Lead the Maryland Choose Clean Water Coalition and legislative, regulatory, and local policy work needed to ensure cleaner local waters and a cleaner Chesapeake Bay. Advocacy, Political Will, Water Quality 2012 Chesapeake
Anacostia Watershed Society, Inc $30,000 Work on the successful implementation of new policy measures to reduce stormwater pollution to the Anacostia River. Work with state and county agencies, while continuing to conduct a public campaign to build support for these policies, namely the Prince George's County Healthy Communities Campaign. Advocacy, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Bay Trust $50,000 The second phase of the Capacity Building Initiative was launched in September 2011. The initiative is now fully engaged in a comprehensive suite of strategies focused on building grassroots capacity and power among watershed groups to implement local WIPs. Advocacy, Capacity, Nutrients, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy $25,000 The Watershed Stewards Academy mission is to identify, train and support community leaders, called Advocacy, Stormwater 2012 Chesapeake
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $50,000 Engage Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic congregations and people of faith in Bay advocacy Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
Anacostia Riverkeeper, Inc. $15,000 The Anacostia Riverkeeper uses research, advocacy and enforcement actions to help restore and protect the health of the Anacostia River, its watershed, and its inhabitants. Keepers 2012 Chesapeake
Assateague Coastal Trust Inc $29,000 The Assateague Coastkeeper promotes and encourages the protection of the health, productivity, and sustainability of the coastal bays watershed of Delmarva through advocacy, education and conservation. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Chester River Association $31,000 The Chester Riverkeeper works with farmers, homewoners, and local governfments to promote and support exemplary stewardship of land and water resources contributing to the health of the Chester River. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Inc. $38,000 Using litigation, advocacy, and outreach to community leaders and farmers, serve as the eyes and ears of the Choptank River and its local waterways. Keepers 2012 Chesapeake
Sierra Club Foundation $10,000 Provide an independent evaluation of the Maryland Department of the Environment N/A 2012 Chesapeake
Gunpowder Riverkeeper, Inc. $32,000 Serve as an advocate for the Gunpowder watershed, getting involved in baseline monitoring, environmental outreach and litigation, (when necessary) to abate pollution and champion regulatory reform within the Gunpowder Watershed. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association $50,000 Serve as the advocacy voice for the Lower Susquehanna River watershed, specifically focusing on dam sediment, Marcellus Shale drilling, nutrient trading and 303d listings. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Inc. $35,000 Using litigation, advocacy, and outreach to community leaders and farmers, serve as the eyes and ears of the Miles and Wye Rivers and their local waterways. Fisheries, Land Use 2012 Chesapeake
EarthReports, Inc. $33,000 The Patuxent Riverkeeper uses strategic advocacy, restoration and education to conserve, protect and replenish Maryland Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc. $50,000 As part of a team working under a 3-year USDA Conservation Innovation Grant, demonstrate innovative technologies that convert excess animal manure into a usable form of energy (heat, electricity) on farms in nutrient hot spots of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in four states. Agriculture, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. $40,000 Stop pollution and restore clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and their tributaries through enforcement and community engagement. Increase public awareness, promote community action, and enforce the law to achieve healthy rivers. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Climate Action Network $12,500 Research and promote the best information and science available concerning the connection between poultry farming and climate change in Maryland, as well as promote potential "best practices" for converting poultry litter into energy. Provide fact sheets, web pages, and other information as needed by the broad coalition of groups seeking to address solutions to the excessive buildup of poultry waste in the Chesapeake Bay watershed without generating any net increase in greenhouse gases. Agriculture 2012 Chesapeake
Sassafras River Association $29,000 Serve as the eyes and ears of the Sassafras River. Engage local residents as the public face of the Sassafras River Association. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake
Chesapeake Rivers Association, Chester River Association $20,000 The Chesapeake Rivers Association sponsors the Severn Riverkeeper Program whose mission is to protect and restore the Severn River. Keepers 2012 Chesapeake
Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. $30,000 The Shenandoah Riverkeeper works to stop pollution and restore clean water in the Shenandoah River and its tributaries through enforcement and community engagement. This is done by increasing public awareness, promoting community action, and enforcing the law. Land Use, Political Will 2012 Chesapeake
South River Federation Inc $44,000 Continue to collect high quality monitoring data and use a variety of media to highlight the health of the South River and make that information accessible to the public. Collaborate with partners and decision makers on meeting pollution limit obligations. Keepers, Nutrients 2012 Chesapeake