POLLUTION SOLUTIONS: Case Stories from the Chesapeake

The Chesapeake Bay’s clean-up is about more than the science of pollution – it is a story of community. People across the watershed are coming together to change the landscape and make a difference. With threats to fragile habitats, public health, and the Bay’s multi-billion dollar fishery and seafood industry, this iconic restoration effort remains a regional and national priority. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, through its “Pollution Solutions” initiative, showcases how clean water funds are being used to keep our waterways healthy, beautiful, and economically viable. The map below highlights some of the region’s best projects, showcasing how communities and local governments can work together to solve big problems like polluted runoff. 
 

Directions: Use the search bar or click on the blue filters below to narrow your search. Then visit a project page to explore and share one-pagers, videos, and more!

 

Map Legend

Bioretention
Detention Tank
Tree Planting
Riparian Buffer
Stream Restoration
Wetland
Other

 

Title Location Stormwater Utility Funds Project Type Download one-pager
Blackwall Hitch Permeable Parking Lot
400 Sixth Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
No Other PDF icon aa_cty-blackwall_hitch_3.pdf
Cabin Branch Stream Restoration
2002 Annapolis Mall Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon aa_cty-cabin_branch_stream_restoation.pdf
Chambers Park Stormwater Education Center
Chambers Park
Dorsey St. at Kirby Lane
Annapolis, MD
No Bioretention PDF icon aa_cty-chambers-park-edu-center.pdf
Forest Drive Step Pool Conveyance System
4 Hilltop Lane
Annapolis, MD
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon aa_cty-forest-drive-step-pool.pdf
Mill Creek Tributary Step Pool Conveyance System
700 Mill Creek Rd
Arnold, MD 21012
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon aa_cty-mill_creek_haskell_drive_spcs.pdf
Holly Hill Harbor Community Park Stepped Pond
Edgewater, MD
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon aa_cty-holly-hill-harbor-community-park.pdf
Koons Toyota Parking Lot Retrofit
1107 West St.
Annapolis, MD
No Bioretention PDF icon Koons Toyota Parking Lot Retrofit
Pines on the Severn Living Shoreline
184 Severn Way
Arnold, MD 21012
No Wetland PDF icon aa_cty-pines_on_the_severn-living-shoreline.pdf_1.pdf
Old Bay Ridge Road Step Pool Conveyance System
1043 Old Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon Old Bay Ridge Road
Berlin West Street Retrofit
211 West St.
Berlin, MD 21811
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon berlin_west_street_upgrade.pdf
Annapolis Visitor Center Permeable Parking Court
26 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
No Bioretention PDF icon Annapolis Visitor Center Permeable Parking Court
First United Methodist Church Parking Lot Retrofit
First United Methodist Church
6201 Belcrest Rd.
Hyattsville, MD 20782
No Bioretention PDF icon First United Methodist Church_BR.pdf
St. Luke’s Tree Planting and Invasive Plant Removal
1101 Bay Ridge Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
No Tree Planting PDF icon St. Luke's Tree Planting and Invasive Plant Removal
Brier’s Mill Run Stream Restoration
6315 Tuckerman St.
Riverdale, MD 20737
No Stream Restoration PDF icon pg_cty_briers_mill_outfall.pdf
New Redeemer Church Green Infrastructure Model Campus
Forestville New Redeemer Baptist Church
7808 Marlboro Pike
District Heights, MD 20747
Yes Bioretention PDF icon Forestville New Redeemer Church_BR.pdf
Prince George’s County School Ground Greening
950 Nalley Rd.
Landover, MD 20785
Yes Bioretention PDF icon Junior Achievement Partnership_BR.pdf
Sligo Park Hills Green Neighborhood
8104 Piney Branch Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Yes Bioretention PDF icon mont_cty_sligo_park_hills.pdf
Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration
Colesville, MD 20904
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon mont_cty_hollywood_branch.pdf
Breewood Stream Restoration
919 University Boulevard W
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon mont_cty_breewood_stream_restoration.pdf
St. Camillus Church Green Infrastructure Retrofit
1600 St Camillus Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Yes Bioretention PDF icon mont_cty_st_camillus.pdf
Rock Creek Watershed Pet Waste Stations
Bethesda, MD 20814
Yes Other PDF icon mont_cty_pet_waste_stations.pdf
Batchellors Run East Stream Restoration
1700 Chapel Hill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon mont_cty_batchellors_run.pdf
Savage Branch Library Restoration
9525 Durness Lane
Laurel, MD 20723
Yes Bioretention PDF icon howard_cty_savage_library.pdf
First Presbyterian Church Green Infrastructure
9325 Presbyterian Circle
Columbia, MD 21045
Yes Bioretention PDF icon howard_cty-first_presbyterian_church.pdf, PDF icon READY initiative.pdf
Ellicott City Stormwater Staircase
8308 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD
No Bioretention PDF icon howard-cty-lot_e_staircase-2017.pdf, PDF icon howard_cty-ready_program.pdf
Winchester on the Severn Rain Garden
1510 Circle Drive
Annapolis, MD 21409
Yes Bioretention PDF icon Winchester on the Severn Rain Garden
Bridgeview/Greenlawn Community Enhancement
2306 Riggs Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
Yes Bioretention PDF icon Bridgeview / Greenlawn Community Enhancement
Howard County “Students Branching Out” Tree Planting Program
Ellicott City, MD 21043
No Tree Planting PDF icon howard_cty_students_branching_out.pdf
Greenleaf HOA Rain Garden
Overheart Ln.
Columbia, MD
Yes Bioretention PDF icon howard_cty-greenleaf_hoa_raingarden.pdf, PDF icon howard_cty-ready_program.pdf
Deering Woods Condominium Association
5713 Harpers Farm Rd.
Columbia, MD
Yes Bioretention PDF icon howard-cty-deering_woods_condo_assoc.pdf, PDF icon howard_cty-ready_program.pdf
Beth Shalom Rain Garden Expansion
8070 Harriet Tubman Ln.
Columbia, MD
Yes Bioretention PDF icon Beth Shalom Rain Garden_BR.pdf, PDF icon READY initiative.pdf
Strength to Love Farm II Cisterns
1800 Kavanaugh Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
No Detention Tank PDF icon Strength to Love Farm II Cisterns
Kadampa Meditation Center Garden
901 Dartmouth Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
No Bioretention PDF icon Kadampa Meditation Garden
West Towson Urban Reforestation
615 Chestnut Rd.
Towson, MD 21204
Yes Tree Planting PDF icon West Towson Urban Reforestation
St James Episcopal Church Rain Garden
307 N Main St.
Mount Airy, MD 21771
No Bioretention PDF icon carroll_cty-st_james_episcopal_church.pdf
Christ Our King Presbyterian Church Cistern
10 Lexington Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014
No Bioretention PDF icon harford_cty-christ_our_king_presbyterian_church.pdf
Holy Communion Lutheran Church Tree Planting
621 Old Fallston Road
Fallston, MD 21047
No Tree Planting PDF icon harford_cty-holy_communion_lutheran_church.pdf
Carroll County Farm Museum Stream Restoration
500 South Center St.
Westminster, MD 21157
No Riparian Buffer PDF icon Carrol County Farm Museum Stream Restoration
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Day School Rain Garden
4B Wallace Manor Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
No Bioretention PDF icon aa_cty-st._andrews.pdf
Baltimore Blue Neighborhoods & Alleys
200 S Linwood Ave
Baltimore, MD
No Bioretention PDF icon Baltimore Blue Neighborhoods & Alleys
Baltimore Community Toolbank Cisterns and Planters
1224 Wicomico St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
No Bioretention PDF icon Baltimore Community Toolbank Cistern and Planters
Library Square Green Infrastructure Retrofit
1030 South Elwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
No Bioretention PDF icon Library Square Retrofit
Talbot County Ditch Retrofits
Oxford, MD 21654
No Bioretention PDF icon Talbot Ditch Retrofit Partnership_BR.pdf