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$540,000 Awarded to Restore Shoreline
May 16, 2008

On May 19th, 2008, The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center (NOAA), The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will announce the awarding of more than $540,000 in grants to promote Living Shorelines projects in the Chesapeake Bay region. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin will present the ten grant winners their awards.

The Maryland event will be held in Londontown (Anne Arundel County) at the site of a Living Shoreline project. Over 30 local volunteers and school children will be on hand planting wetland grasses and riparian plants along the shoreline.

Since this grant partnership began in 2005, more than $1.5 million has been awarded to residents throughout the region to install Living Shorelines. This successful collaboration has restored tidal wetlands and educated communities about the value of habitat and restoration. Altogether, these projects have resulted in a total of 24,150 linear feet of living shorelines treated (just over 4.5 miles).

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