The Chesapeake Bay Trust, with support from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), seeks nontidal wetland projects in Maryland through the Maryland Nontidal Wetland Award Program.  The goal of this program is to implement cost-effective wetland projects to provide valuable wetland functions, including habitat for a wide range of species and improved water quality, flood attenuation, recharge of groundwater, and aesthetics in the State’s local watersheds and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay, Youghiogheny River, and Atlantic Coastal Bays.  We welcome requests from local governments, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, contractors, and for-profit entities.

 The output of this program is to design, construct, monitor, and protect nontidal wetland sites and their associated buffers in the State of Maryland. Funded projects will be considered as In-Lieu Fee compensatory wetland mitigation sites and regulated wetland areas.

For more information, please see the Request for Proposals (RFP) for descriptions of the scope of work and qualifications for bidders.  The RFP can be downloaded from the Trust’s website at

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An Information Session at which the program will be described and questions from potential applicants will be answered is planned for November 2, 2022 at 2pm to 3pm (EDT). Register to attend at the following link: (this link will take you to an RSVP form)