BY KEVIN ANDERSON
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. View a complete list of the projects here.
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.
Kevin Anderson is Trout Unlimited’s Chesapeake Bay Land Protection Coordinator and is based in TU’s national office in Arlington, Va. This post originally appeared at www.tu.org.