Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant

FINAL 2021 PRESS RELEASE for June 24 Green Streets Awards

Great news – thanks to the Herculean efforts of Robin Kogelnik and Beth Boa the Town has been awarded $14,700. From the 2021 Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Program though the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Our first step is to select an outside consultant to develop a conceptual plan. The work includes using GIS data, Town records, County Storm drain records, and Federal and State databases pertinent to the Town. The consultant will review the known problem areas to understand the current drainage patterns within the Town including direction of flow, intensity of flows, flooding, standing water, and erosion. After analysis, an overall drainage area map and flow computations will be developed for up to 12 locations identified by the Town. The plan will include recommendations for mitigation measures for each area that focus on green street stormwater infrastructure.

We acknowledge program partners: United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 3, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

We will keep you posted as this process moves forward.