A 2016 BGE Green Grant application request for the Lincoln Drive Rain Garden project has been approved for $5,000. The Lincoln Drive area is at the headwaters of Spa Creek and covered by nearly 90% impervious surface. Industrial and road runoff is flowing directly into Spa Creek. The rain garden will slow the flow of stormwater and contamination into Spa Creek.
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Spa Creek Conservancy (SCC) currently has five grants that are a work in progress. Here's where each grant stands at this time.
Hawkins Cove Stream Channel Restoration Design and Permitting Documents Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) - $73,070 – In final stages for late summer completion.
Hawkins Cove Upland Stormwater Best Management Practices Source Runoff Reduction and Pollutant Mitigation (SWBMP). National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) - $477,506. Construction starting in two weeks. Partnering with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Annapolis READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) program to train underserved youth in watershed SWBMP job skills. This is funded through SCC at $203,000.
A $1.4 million grant has been awarded to Spa Creek Conservancy for restoring the ravine at Hawkins Cove on Spa Creek in Annapolis.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on June 15, 2016 that the Department of Natural Resources has awarded grant funding, totaling $23.25 million, to reduce nonpoint source pollution through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. The Trust Fund directs funding to the most cost-effective and efficient projects in the state, with the goal of gaining the greatest reduction of pollution for the investment being made.