Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant opportunity now open

TreeKeepers, Town of Forest Heights maintained 150 street trees, conducted research, and educated neighbors. Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship: The Prince George’s County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust are pleased to announce that the third year for this grant program is currently open!

We encourage you to submit your projects that engage community members in their water issues, that engage residents in their local watershed improvement, that treat and control stormwater, and that clean the local rivers and streams in Prince George’s County. Funds are allowed for stormwater practice design and implementation as well as for citizen awareness and engagement.

This year there are also technical assistance applications for specific work orders as follows: Alternative Compliance Program (track 3), to plant trees (track 4), to provide environmental education (track 5), and to provide trash reduction in the Anacostia (track 6). Contact the Trust prior to applying for a Technical Assistance track.

Talk with the, the grant manager, at the Prince George’s Green Summit, May 19th from 8:30 am to 5pm at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center hosted by the Department of the Environment.

Deadline:  July 21, 2016 at 5pm

Contact the Grant Manager for questions and support:  Sadie Drescher, 410-974-2941, ext. 105

Online at http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.9167947/k.BF6B/Prince_Georges_Stormwater_Stewardship.htm

TreeKeepers, Town of Forest Heights (Year 1 grantee)

Results: 8 high school students, 1 college student, and 1 community elder maintained 150 street trees, met with experts, conducted research educated their neighbors, developed a brochure, and presented findings to Town Council.