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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 $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
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 $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
  $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
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
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, Inc. $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
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
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, Inc. $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
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
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
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, Inc. $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
Potomac Conservancy $40,000 Roll out a policy campaign for clean water tentatively called Advocacy, Political Will, Stormwater 2013 Chesapeake
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future $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
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
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
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