Donnie Stotelmyer, town clerk, shares his excitement about what this grant will offer to the town,
“The mayor and council of the Town of Williamsport wanted to improve the water quality for the town, as well as all the tributaries that feed the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. One of the initiatives that was implemented was to seek grant opportunities to provide funding to plant trees throughout the town. Currently the town has planted over 700 trees, by doing so will provide tree canopy as well as help clean storm water that would flow in tributaries to the bay. The state of Maryland is currently working with communities to help provide guidance on reducing nitrogen and phosphorus that would flow to the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to helping the water quality, this grant award also helps beautify the town with new trees and trash removal. The town would like to thank the Chesapeake Bay Trust for the recent grant award of approximately $5000. By the trust providing this grant, it will allow the Town of Williamsport to continue their mission to improve the water quality that feeds the Chesapeake Bay.”
The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit, grant-making organization with a mission to promote public awareness and public participation in the protection and restoration of the natural resources of the Chesapeake region.The Trust’s goal is to increase stewardship through grant programs, special initiatives, and partnerships that support environmental education, on-the-ground restoration, and community engagement activities.
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