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The Trust’s restoration programs and partnerships fund demonstration-scale habitat restoration and water quality improvement projects that engage volunteers and community leaders, create models for local communities, build capacity for effective implementation, and demonstrate practices and approaches that can be replicated on a broader scale throughout the Bay watershed. Our goal is to increase public support for and accelerate the implementation of restoration activities and best management practices needed to achieve water quality standards and restore local watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay.

In 2013, through our restoration programs, the Trust supported projects that installed 4,595 linear feet of living shorelines, planted 89,517 native plants and trees, and restored 87 acres of wetland and streamside buffers.  The Trust supports Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts in a variety of ways, including: 


We award restoration grants, in many cases with funding partners, through our grant programs

We work with partners invested in Chesapeake Bay Restoration through a variety of partnerships

We recognize excellence in environmental restoration through our Awards Programs.