Welcome to the Maryland Watershed Restoration Assistance Directory. This tool offers one-stop shopping for anyone interested in finding funds or technical assistance to implement projects that restore Maryland's streams, rivers, bays, and watersheds.
Included are programs offered by a wide range of entities, including federal, state, and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private foundations. Entries are in alphabetical order by topic. Each one is marked with symbols that indicate whether the assistance is funding ($), technical (T), or both. Each listing includes a description, due date, program web page link, and phone and email contacts.
This directory was created and launched by Maryland Sea Grant’s watershed restoration specialists in 2012, with help from intern Virginia Vassolotti and in cooperation with many of the organizations displayed in the directory. If you have an idea for a project but are not sure where to start, contact a specialist. Find the agent in your region here: https://www.mdsg.umd.edu/extension-directory
If you see any information that is not correct, or have a suggestion for how we can improve this tool, please contact Elizabeth McGarry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smithville is a community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, on the edge of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. A century ago, Smithville had more than 100 residents. Today, it has four, in two homes: an elderly couple, and one elderly woman and her son, who cares for her.
Though fish populations typical experience spatially varying mortality, abundance, and fishing pressure, stock assessments commonly model a population that is assumed to be well-mixed. When assumptions about population mixing are not met, these models can result in biased estimates. Spatial population estimates are particularly beneficial to the Chesapeake Bay as this region faces unique challenges as a result of climate change, fishing pressure, and land use within the watershed.