CoastSmart Communities

Learn more about the Program and access the online resource center for financial and technical assistance to address vulnerability to the impacts of sea level rise and climate change.

Contact Information

Chesapeake & Coastal Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone 410-260-8732
Fax 410-260-8739​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund

See how Maryland is accelerating Bay restoration by focusing limited financial resources on the most effective non-point source pollution control projects. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Watershed Assistance Collaborative

Learn​ more about the technical and financial assistance provided through the Collaborative to local communities and governments​​​​​​​

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Ecosystem Services​​

The people of Maryland benefit from the natural environment in many different ways. These benefits people gain from the environment can be collectively referred to as Ecosystem Services.

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The In the Zone email newsletter is a service from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Chesapeake & Coastal Service (CCS) that delivers timely information, tools, and resources to those who live, work, and play in Maryland's coastal zone. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​