CoastSmart Communities

Learn more about the Program and access the online resource center for financial and technical assistance to address vulnerability to the impacts of sea level rise and climate change.

Contact Information

Chesapeake & Coastal Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone 410-260-8732
Fax 410-260-8739
customerservice.dnr@maryland.gov​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund

See how Maryland is accelerating Bay restoration by focusing limited financial resources on the most effective non-point source pollution control projects. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Watershed Assistance Collaborative
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Learn​ more about the technical and financial assistance provided through the Collaborative to local communities and governments​​​​​​​

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Ocean Plannin​g & Renewable Offshore Enerygy​​

Learn more about the State’s ocean mapping and planning, offshore wind, project timelines, anticipated processes ​​​​​​

​Latest News

Maryland's 2016-2020 Coastal Zone Enhancement Plan

CCS is seeking public comment on its draft CZMA Section 309 Assessment and Strategy

Maryland 2016-2020 Coastal Zone Enhancement PlanMaryland's Coastal Zone Management Program, the Chesapeake & Coastal Service (CCS), has completed the draft, "Maryland's Coastal Zone Enhancement Plan: Coastal Zone Management Act Section 309 Assessment and Strategy, 2016-2020," and is currently welcoming public comment(s) through July 31, 2015. Read More...​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​