The goal of this program is to implement cost-effective reforestation and afforestation projects in the County that will increase tree canopy, create forest habitat, improve water quality, provide ecosystem services, such as potable water and air quality and, provide a natural cooling system to urban heat. This will ultimately enhance the health and wellbeing of human and natural communities in the County’s local watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay.

Proposed project sites will need to have or place the reforested area under an easement for protection in perpetuity. Project site proposals are sought from individuals, nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, and contractors. This is a rolling grant, we do not close it until all the funds are expended. Requests for funding from this program will generally be less than $20,000 and should generally be less than $4,500 per acre.

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