$9.2 Million Granted in October 2013 by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Projects

On October 30, 2013, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program announced recipients of $9.2 million in grants for 40 habitat-restoration, pollution-reduction, or citizen-involvement projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The NFWF administers the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund that provides grants under two programs: the Small Watershed Grants Program and the Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants Program.  For this funding cycle, $2.6 million was awarded to 20 projects under the Small Watershed Grants program, and $6.6 million was awarded under the Innovated Grants program.  According to the NFWF’s news release of this year’s grants, the Small Watersheds Program has provided over $34 million to 704 projects since 1999, and the Innovative Grants Program has provided $40 million to 94 projects since 2006.

According to the [Newport News] Daily Press, this year’s grant awards in Virginia are the following: James River Association, $400,000, community education on stormwater runoff; Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District, $350,300, assessment of farm compliance with the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; Trout Unlimited, $199,070, Brook Trout streams restoration; Chesapeake Bay Foundation, $200,000, oyster restoration in Lafayette Creek (Hampton Roads area); Valley Conservation Council, $170,000, promotion of best management practices (BMPs) on Shenandoah Valley farms; Rivanna Conservation Society, $153,360, six-day restoration effort of Moores Creek (Albemarle County) in April 2014; Chesapeake Bay Foundation, $150,000, restoration, education and conservation activities in a low-income neighborhood in Richmond; Church Hill Activities and Tutoring, $90,418, demonstration of stormwater BMPs; Gloucester County, $58,995, living-shoreline installation at John’s Point Public Boat Landing; and Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, $49,533, community education on stormwater runoff.

More information on Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund is available at http://www.nfwf.org/chesapeake/Pages/home.aspx, and information generally on the NFWF’s grant programs is available at http://www.nfwf.org/whatwedo/grants/Pages/home.aspx.

Sources:  More Than $9 Million Will Support Cleaner Water in the Chesapeake Bay Region,  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation news release, 10/30/13; and Chesapeake Bay clean-up projects pull in $9.2 million in grants, Daily Press, 10/31/13.

For item on grants awarded in 2011 and 2012, please see (respectively ) the Water Central News Grouper’s 10/6/11 post, Update on National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 2011 Grants for Chesapeake Bay Projects; and the 8/31/12 post, Over $9 Million Granted in August 2012 by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Projects.

2 responses to “$9.2 Million Granted in October 2013 by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Projects

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