TU’s restore and reconnect efforts in the Mid Atlantic got a boost last week from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund. TU’s Shenandoah Headwaters and Potomac Headwaters Home Rivers Initiatives received three grants for conservation work on farmland in those places. A fourth grant, awarded to Frederick County, Maryland, will support an ongoing TU-County partnership there.
All projects are designed to restore brook trout habitat while also cleaning up waterways that drain into the Chesapeake Bay. They’ll also make the fishing better.
At an award ceremony in DC last week, NRCS Chief Jason Weller praised TU’s Shenandoah Valley project in his remarks on this year’s grants. It was great to hear TU being called out for its fine work among its peers and several other conservation leaders, including Senator Ben Cardin (MD) and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.