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 ​​​​​​

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​Latest News

NOAA announces updated process for nominating new national marine sanctuaries. CCS and partners in Maryland working on nomination to protect the "Ghost Fleet" of Mallows Bay

For 40 years, the United States national marine sanctuaries have worked to protect sites ranging from a Civil War shipwreck to coral reefs and tiny atolls. On June 13, NOAA announced that the American public can, again, begin nominating ​nationally significant marine and Great Lakes areas as potential new national marine sanctuaries.
The announcement was made by John Podesta, counselor to President Obama, during Capitol Hill Ocean Week. More​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​