For general support of stewardship activities designed to improve the environmental quality of the Herring Run watershed, which reaches the Chesapeake Bay.
In continued support of the Forests for the Bay Project in an effort to abate forest fragmentation and disappearance of Maryland woodlands. The project advocates the voluntary landowner management of existing forestland, cooperative management of smaller parcels, re-establishment of trees in brownfields, provisions for property tax incentives for retention and stewardship of forests, expansion of programs to secure forest buffers along the waterways, and better monitoring of current forest harvest practices to ensure compliance with regulations.
Three grants for expenses related to production, pre-screening and symposia on "The Next Industrial Revolution," a treatise on sustainable economic, environmental and social responsibility.
Two-year grant to provide technical assistance to local county officials and land trusts to facilitate Maryland's Green Print and Legacy Programs. The Fund will also produce and distribute "Better Models for Development in Maryland" as an educational tool to encourage local officials to take more strategic approaches to land conservation in Maryland.
For costs related to a rewrite of Turning the Tide, a book on the current state of the Chesapeake Bay and the outlook for its recovery. An interactive website will also be developed to accompany the publication.
For support of the 2002 Environmental Legislative Summit.
To support the Builders of the Bay program, designed to launch a series of local roundtable task forces. These task forces will investigate existing building codes and ordinances and make recommendations to local county planning commissions designed to make building codes environmentally sensitive and economically feasible.
In support of the Environmental Crimes Unit Campaign Against Illegal Dumping, including prosecution of offenders and the establishment of a "tip line" to encourage citizens to report illegal dumping. This effort will target ten "hot spots" that have been identified as chronic dumping sites for commercial debris and illegal contaminants.
For the cost of developing a County Score Card, measuring efforts to abate sprawl, and publishing a guide to issues related to land-use legislation. This guide is being written for activists who are interested in familiarizing themselves with the political process and land use litigation.
For the Historic Communities Investment Fund, a matching grant program to create additional historic districts in Baltimore. These new and expanded districts will be eligible for the Maryland State Historic rehabilitation tax credit refund.