Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund

 

Our Commitment

Cleaner, safer water in the Bay watershed through restored streams and floodplains, enhanced riparian buffers and forests, improved wetland ecosystems, and comprehensive stormwater management. Essential to success is allowing for the flexibility necessary to take advantage of the constantly changing conditions, opportunities, and scientific developments.

Our Story

The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund (Trust Fund) allows Maryland to accelerate Bay restoration by focusing limited financial resources on the most efficient, cost-effective non-point source pollution control projects. State agencies work with our local partners to administer the money in ways that leverage the funds to the greatest extent possible, target the funds geographically, engage the community at large, and hold everyone accountable.

Sunset Over Elk River, photo by Wes BuntonFunding the most efficient and cost-effective projects.

The Trust Fund geographically targets to reduce the greatest amount of nonpoint source pollution from entering the mainstem of the Bay.

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Floating wetlandAdvancing the science of restoration.

The Trust Fund is accelerating bay restoration through the advancement of new technologies and strategically monitoring select projects to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness while optimizing future investments.

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Building CapacityBuilding capacity at the local level.

 

The Trust Fund provides technical assistance to local governments and non-governmental organizations to meet local water quality goals.

Watershed Assistance Collaborative Button links to Watershed Assistance Collaborative webpage  
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"The Trust Fund has quickly become one of the most innovative and important water quality financing programs in the region. Its singular focus on reducing non-point sources of nutrient and sediment pollution makes it one of the only programs of its kind.”

- Dan Nees, Director Environmental Finance Center
University of Maryland

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