Maryland Environment and Transportation Departments Advance Innovative Solution to Pollution

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has approved an innovative approach to Chesapeake Bay restoration that encourages and rewards environmental education that helps reduce and prevent pollution.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Living Classrooms Foundation are launching a pilot education program that will encourage activities to reduce pollution to Maryland waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. The program – whose successes will be measured under MDE oversight – is the first of its kind in Maryland and is believed to be the first such program in the bay region.

“One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is to get cleaner and greener by boosting education and inspiration,” said Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles. “By encouraging innovative partnerships with civic and education-based organizations, our state can deliver even greater results for healthy communities, climate-resilient watersheds, and a restored Chesapeake Bay.” >Read More

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