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BCPS student organizing music festival to benefit Chesapeake Bay Foundation

TOWSON, MD—Reed Spaulding, a rising junior at Towson High School, is organizing The Tributary Festival, a music festival to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Originally scheduled for last spring, the festival was postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will now be held on Sunday, September 26, from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The lineup …


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Governor Hogan announces $22 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the awarding of $22 million to 25 ecological restoration projects that will improve water quality and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, while building local resilience to climate impacts. These awards encompass 123 unique sites that will be restored using best management practices, including riparian buffer and reforestation plantings, stream restoration, stormwater management, …


Maryland Board of Public Works approves more than $20 million in grants to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution, improve water quality

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved more than $20 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the …

Baltimore County plants 11,000 trees to mark Earth Day 2021

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Baltimore County residents and property owners exceeded, by more than double, his goal of planting 5,000 new trees for Earth Day 2021. Last fall, he called on property owners to help increase the County’s tree canopy by planting 5,000 trees, either themselves or through the County’s free reforestation programs. More than …

Governor Hogan submits $74 million supplemental budget focused on bonus for state employees

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday submitted a $74.1 million supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that provides a $1,000 bonus for all state employees. These bonuses are made possible in part by the budget actions taken last year in response to projected revenue impacts from COVID-19. “This supplemental budget recognizes the hard work of our state employees, who have …

Governor Hogan unveils FY22 budget focused on education, tax relief, economic recovery [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) recovery budget, which makes record investments in K-12 education and public health, provides tax relief to struggling Marylanders and small businesses, expands resources for crime prevention and fighting the opioid epidemic, fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration, and lays a strong foundation for the state’s economic recovery. “We …