Sarbanes Announces More Than $2 Million in Federal Grants to Protect the Chesapeake Bay

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that the Maryland Department of the Environment will receive $2,044,659 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help reduce nutrient and sediment pollution across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Funding comes from the Chesapeake Bay Program, a unique and successful partnership between the federal government, the District of Columbia and every state along the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to restore the Bay and protect its health for future generations.

“This federal grantmaking commitment will enhance Maryland’s efforts to curb nutrient runoff and sediment pollution in our state’s rivers, streams and tributaries that comprise the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,” said Chesapeake Bay Task Force Co-Chair Rep. Sarbanes, who fought tirelessly in Congress to secure full funding for the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program through Fiscal Year 2018. “The funding also underscores the longstanding success of the Bay Program and its positive impact on restoring Bay health and protecting water quality for our region’s most important economic driver and environmental treasure.”

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