The Chesapeake Bay Trust and MDE adjusted the due date of the Nontidal Wetlands Award Program RFP, which is now due on 9/14/23 and total available funds are now $950K.

 As a reminder, MDE is willing to consider projects that restore less than 10 acres of nontidal wetlands, but projects must be located in eligible watersheds.  A map of eligible project locations and priority watersheds can be found here:

If you have a site in mind and would like to chat more, please reach out to Sarah Koser at to schedule a site visit

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.

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