Maryland Governor announces Stream Challenge Winners

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

This week, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley announced the winners of the Stream Restoration Challenge, a new grant program to establish 1,000 acres of forested stream buffers in Maryland by 2015.

“Through the Stream Restoration Challenge, we will give local governments, schools, watershed organizations and other academic institutions the tools they need to make a difference and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay," said Governor O'Malley.

The State selected 29 of 34 proposals submitted from across Maryland to receive funding, not only to establish critical streamside forests, but to engage and educate nearly 13,000 students in every phase of the restoration process.