The Chesapeake Bay Trust is excited to announce that the Pooled Monitoring Initiative’s Restoration Research Award Program Request for Proposals is now open.

Efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries call for a significant increase in the number of watershed restoration projects intended to improve both water quality and habitat. The practitioner, regulatory, management, policy, and scientific communities are united in their desire to support the best, most cost-effective practices at the best sites. However, differences of opinion sometimes exist, and questions about the performance and function of some of these practices persist.

The goal of the Restoration Research award program is to answer these key restoration questions that serve as a barrier to watershed restoration project implementation. Funding partners hope that answering these questions will ultimately lead to increased confidence in proposed restoration project outcomes, clarification of the optimal site conditions in which to apply particular restoration techniques, information useful to regulatory agencies in project permitting, and information that will help guide monitoring programs.

Deadline: 4:00PM (EST), Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Application process: Please see the Request for Proposals for the full description of the services being requested and how to apply (

Register for the Information Session to be held on January 6th, 2023 from 12:00-1:00PM:

For questions or assistance, contact: Sadie Drescher, 410-974-2941, ext.105