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DNREC now accepting grant proposals for Delaware Chesapeake Bay watershed implementation projects

Date Posted: Friday, August 11th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals for water quality improvement projects within Delaware’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.




H. Donovan Phillips Jr. appointed as Delaware member of Chesapeake Bay Local Government Advisory Committee

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
Categories:  Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor Sussex County

DOVER – Governor Jack Markell has appointed H. Donovan Phillips, Jr. to serve as a member of the Chesapeake Bay Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), created by the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council through the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement. The Chesapeake Executive Council – whose members include the governors of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission Chair and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator – was established in 1983 with responsibilities for guiding the Chesapeake Bay Program’s policy agenda and setting conservation and restoration goals for the bay.




Delaware Forest Service Awards 2016 Urban Forestry Grants

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

A total of 15 municipalities, homeowner associations, and nonprofits will receive almost $40,000 for community tree projects from the Delaware Forest Service’s 2016 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. The program’s goal is to increase tree canopy, beautify community spaces, and promote the benefits of trees. In addition, the Delaware Forest Service also funded $10,799 in grants for tree planting projects within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, an effort to improve water quality by mitigating storm water run-off and reducing erosion and sedimentation.




Forest Service offering tree planting grants for Chesapeake Bay

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Program is offering a new “Partnership Tree Planting Grant” to nonprofit groups who own property within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The U&CF Program will award eight (8) $1000 matching grants on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying nonprofit groups who apply by February 27, 2015.




Delaware Forest Service offers “Trees for the Bay” in partnership with DNREC’s rain barrel program

Date Posted: Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC Forest Service News

In partnership with DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s rain barrels program, the Delaware Forest Service is inviting residents of Delaware communities within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to “buy a rain barrel … get a free tree” through the Forest Service’s new “Trees for the Bay” program.





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