FY24 Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund

#PartnerCountyProposal NameAbstractLegislative DistrictPartners
1Land and Cultural Preservation FundFrederickForest Buffers in Frederick County 2024: Toms CreekThis project will reforest 30 acres with 9,000 native trees and shrubs on designated agricultural lands within a Targeted Ecological Area and Targeted Resiliency Area along Toms Creek, a tributary of the Monocacy River.4Daughters of Charity, Town of Emmitsburg, Frederick County Forestry Board, Frederick Bird Club, Hood College
2Western Maryland RC&DAllegany, Frederick, Garrett, WashingtonWestern Maryland Reforestation Project 2024This project will establish native forests on 178.9 acres of private and public land in Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick Counties, including 76.8 acres of new riparian buffer and plantings on 17.46 acres of formerly mined lands.1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 4MD Dept of Natural Resources Forest Service
3Audubon Mid-AtlanticSomersetDeal Island Tidal Marsh RestorationThe Deal Island project will restore 70 acres of deteriorating high tidal marsh using thin-layer placement (TLP) of material dredged from the Wicomico River by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as part of their regular schedule of shipping channel maintenance. Funds will be used for the vegetation planting phase.38AUS Army Corps of Engineers, MD Dept of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Deal Island Peninsula Project, NOAA
4Sherwood Episcopal ChurchBaltimoreSherwood Episcopal Church Clean Water ProjectThe Sherwood Episcopal Church Clean Water Project is a comprehensive, nature-based stormwater management project utilizing the Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance (RSC) approach on church property and one neighboring property to address severe flooding and erosion that is currently impacting public and private property in Baltimore County.42BGunpowder Valley Conservancy, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
5Maryland Forestry FoundationBaltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, WashingtonHealthy Forest - Healthy Waters -T9Through the Healthy Forests, Healthy Waters Initiative, the Maryland Forestry Foundation, will plant approximately 232 acres of trees and 7.5 acres of native meadow on 40 sites across the state.2A, 4, 5, 9A, 11, 27B, 35A, 35B, 36, 38BMD Dept of Natural Resources Forest Service, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
6The Prince George's County, MarylandPrince George’sParker Lane Reforestation Project: Stage IThe project will reforest and permanently conserve 12.37 acres of active agricultural land under threat of development. 26Prince George’s Soil Conservation District
7Frederick County GovernmentFrederickCreek ReLeaf Reforestation FY24The project will plant large-scale riparian buffers at a 350 tree per acre density and forest easements to increase forest cover around the County on both private and public lands through the County’s Creek ReLeaf Program.3B, 4
8Arundel Rivers FederationAnne ArundelRestoration of Lake Marion: Stormwater & Habitat EnhancementRestoration of Lake Marion in the Severn River watershed will treat 100 percent of the 113.3 acres of impervious surfaces within its 341.6 acre drainage area while replacing a concrete channel with a Step Pool Stormwater Conveyance (SPSC) and adding habitat to the lake itself.32Anne Arundel County, Provinces Civic Association, Severn River Association
9ShoreRiversKent, TalbotShoreRivers FY2024 Restoration ProjectsSears Farm: This project will restore 1,846 ft of perennial stream to create a more natural flow across the project area and reconnect it to the floodplain.

Jones Farm Phase IV: This project is a continuation of a successful effort to install natural filters in the landscape of the largest dairy farm in Maryland, retiring 7.9 additional acres of existing marginal farm ground and restoring 20.4 acres of shallow freshwater wetland habitat downstream of the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) and field-applied lagoon effluent.
36, 37BTalbot and Kent Soil Conservation Districts
10Carroll County Government - Bureau of Resource ManagementCarrollCarroll County Fall 2023 Tree PlantingsThis project provides for 8.16 acres (2.2 riparian and 5.96 upland) of native tree species plantings on four public properties.5Town of Manchester, Carroll County Bureau of Facilities
11Islamic Society of BaltimoreBaltimoreAfter the Storm: Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) Resiliency through Restoration Phase IThe Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) located in the Middle Gwynns Fall, has 123,154 square feet of impervious surfaces and has a stream running through the property. This project will remove impervious surface, install permeable pavers and microbioretentions, and plant conservation landscaping.44BBlue Water Baltimore, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
12Backyard Basecamp, IncBaltimore CityBuilding Resilience Through Nature-Based Stormwater Solutions and Stream Daylighting for a BIPOC Community Campus in Baltimore (MD): Phase IA dry stream channel is proposed to enhance the habitat value of an existing undersized drainage swale while widening the swale and installing native plants will improve both the ecological value and capacity of this feature.45Chesapeake Bay Trust, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
13The Prince George's County, MarylandPrince George’sUnnamed tributary to Piscataway Creek Stream Restoration ProjectThe proposed stream project will restore approximately 6,515 linear feet (LF) of Piscataway Creek in Clinton, MD.27ATimber Ridge Homeowners Association Inc., Summit Creek Community Association, Simmons Ridge Homeowners Association Inc
14World Arts Focus dba Joe's Movement EmporiumPrince George’sJoe's Movement Emporium Story of Water and ArtOnce completed, Story of Water and Art, will consist of urban retrofit best management practices (BMPs), including a green roof, a living wall and cascading rain garden, new bioretention areas with native plants, and educational signage.47AChesapeake Bay Trust, Prince George’s County, Maryland Heritage Area Authority, UMD PALS program
15Carroll County Government - Bureau of Resource ManagementCarrollCentury High School Stormwater Management RetrofitThis stormwater management facility retrofit converts the existing shallow marsh facility to a complex surface sand filter system, a stormwater management practice that effectively treats stormwater by passing it through a natural filter prior to discharging to the receiving stream while reducing thermal impacts.5Carroll County Public Schools
16The Land Preservation TrustBaltimoreMillender Mill Stream RestorationThe project consists of 2,300 linear feet of stream restoration and 5.6 acres of riparian buffer and includes restoring a section of Piney Run that was straightened around the 1960’s to a natural alignment approximating its historic route.10Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability
17The Resilience Authority of Annapolis and Anne Arundel CountyAnne ArundelChestnut Hill Cove Phase IIIPhase III will use Regenerative Stream Channel (RSC) systems to close the 558 linear foot gap between Phases I & II and address the 340 linear foot stormwater gully that flows into the tributary through creation of a stream and wetland complex using techniques that mimic naturally-occurring conditions in the coastal plain.31BChestnut Hill Cove HOA, Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy
18Ferry Cove ShellfishDorchesterImplementing a Long-Term Structured Oyster Aquaculture Nutrient Credit ProgramFerry Cove Shellfish will use shellfish aquaculture as an innovative structural Best Management Practice (BMP) to maximize restoration opportunities on harvestable oyster reefs and improve water quality while concurrently providing an economic development opportunity and promoting sustainable oyster management.37BMaryland Seafood Cooperative
19The Nature ConservancyWorcesterAdvancing Wetland Restoration on Maryland's Eastern Shore: Large-scale Wetland Restoration to Improve Water Quality and Climate Resiliency in the Chesapeake BayThe restoration is located on an 88-acre site that was previously a golf course and then in row-crop agriculture. The practices will include 49 acres of wetland re-establishment, 10 acres of wetland rehabilitation and 29 acres of upland buffer restoration.38CUS Fish and Wildlife Service, NRCS
20ShoreRiversCecil, Kent, TalbotEastern Shore Implementation of Wetlands and TreesThis proposal will install a total of 50 acres, specifically 25 acres of wetlands and 25 acres of trees, across Maryland’s Eastern Shore over a three-year period.36, 37BNRCS, Soil Conservation Districts
21University of MarylandPrince George’sCampus Creek Phase II Stream Restoration and Pond RenewalThe stream restoration will feature 2,300 LF of Regenerative Stream Conveyance (RSC) and floodplain reconnection as well as a retrofit of an old detention pond that receives almost 11 acres of drainage in a highly impervious area.21
22GreenTrust AllianceBaltimore CityMiddle Branch Resiliency Initiative Demonstration ProjectThe project will stabilize up to 2,180 linear feet of eroding shoreline; re-establish up to 12.4 acres of aquatic habitat, including up to 9.2 acres of tidal marsh; generate significant water quality improvements; expand the quantity, quality, and diversity of urban aquatic habitat in the Middle Branch.46South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, City of Baltimore
23Anne Arundel CountyAnne ArundelLower Mill West Tributary Stream RestorationThe project will retrofit five stormwater outfalls and restore approximately 1,890 linear feet of the western tributary to Mill Creek (Magothy River watershed).4