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

Detention Tank
Tree Planting
Riparian Buffer
Stream Restoration


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_2.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 Bioretention PDF icon aa_cty-holly-hill-harbor-community-park.pdf
Koons Toyota Parking Lot Retrofit
1107 West St.
Annapolis, MD
No Bioretention PDF icon aa_cty-koons_toyota.pdf
Pines on the Severn Living Shoreline
184 Severn Way
Arnold, MD 21012
No Wetland PDF icon aa_cty-pines_on_the_severn-living-shoreline_1.pdf
Old Bay Ridge Road Step Pool Conveyance System
1043 Old Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
Yes Stream Restoration PDF icon aa_cty-old_bay_ridge.pdf
Berlin West Street Retrofit
211 West St.
Berlin, MD 21811
Yes Bioretention PDF icon worcester_cty-town_of_berlin_2017.pdf
Annapolis Visitor Center Permeable Parking Court
26 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
No Bioretention PDF icon aa_cty-annapolis_visitors_center_parking_court.pdf
First United Methodist Church Parking Lot Retrofit
First United Methodist Church
6201 Belcrest Rd.
Hyattsville, MD 20782
No Bioretention PDF icon pg_cty-first_united_methodist_church.pdf
St. Luke’s Tree Planting and Invasive Plant Removal
1101 Bay Ridge Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
No Tree Planting PDF icon aa_cty-st_lukes.pdf
Brier’s Mill Run Stream Restoration
6315 Tuckerman St.
Riverdale, MD 20737
No Stream Restoration PDF icon pg_cty-briers-milloutfall-2017.pdf
New Redeemer Church Green Infrastructure Model Campus
Forestville New Redeemer Baptist Church
7808 Marlboro Pike
District Heights, MD 20747
Yes Bioretention PDF icon pg_cty-forestville_new_redeemer.pdf
Prince George’s County School Ground Greening
950 Nalley Rd.
Landover, MD 20785
Yes Bioretention PDF icon pg_cty-prince_georges_county_school_ground_greening.pdf
Sligo Park Hills Green Neighborhood
8104 Piney Branch Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Yes Bioretention PDF icon mont_cty-sligo-park-hills-2017.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_1.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_1.pdf
Savage Branch Library Restoration
9525 Durness Lane
Laurel, MD 20723
Yes Bioretention PDF icon howard_cty-savage_library_1.pdf
First Presbyterian Church Green Infrastructure
9325 Presbyterian Circle
Columbia, MD 21045
Yes Bioretention PDF icon READY initiative.pdf, PDF icon howard_cty-first_presbyterian_church.pdf
Ellicott City Stormwater Staircase
8308 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD
No Bioretention PDF icon howard_cty-ready_program.pdf, PDF icon howard-cty-lot_e_staircase-2017.pdf
Winchester on the Severn Rain Garden
1510 Circle Drive
Annapolis, MD 21409
Yes Bioretention PDF icon aa_cty-winchester_on_the_severn.pdf
Bridgeview/Greenlawn Community Enhancement
2306 Riggs Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
Yes Bioretention PDF icon balt_city-bridgeview_greenlawn.pdf
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-ready_program.pdf, PDF icon howard_cty-greenleaf_hoa_raingarden.pdf
Deering Woods Condominium Association
5713 Harpers Farm Rd.
Columbia, MD
Yes Bioretention PDF icon howard_cty-ready_program.pdf, PDF icon howard-cty-deering_woods_condo_assoc.pdf
Beth Shalom Rain Garden Expansion
8070 Harriet Tubman Ln.
Columbia, MD
Yes Bioretention PDF icon howard_cty-ready_program_2.pdf, PDF icon howard-cty-beth_shalom.pdf
Strength to Love Farm II Cisterns
1800 Kavanaugh Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
No Detention Tank PDF icon balt_city-strength_to_love_farm_ii.pdf
Kadampa Meditation Center Garden
901 Dartmouth Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
No Bioretention PDF icon balt_city-kadampa.pdf
West Towson Urban Reforestation
615 Chestnut Rd.
Towson, MD 21204
Yes Tree Planting PDF icon baltimore_cty-west_towson_tree_replenishment.pdf
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
500 South Center St.
Westminster, MD 21157
No Riparian Buffer PDF icon carroll_cty-carroll-county-farm-museum-2017.pdf
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 balt_city-blue_neighborhoods_alleys-2017.pdf
Baltimore Community Toolbank Cisterns and Planters
1224 Wicomico St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
No Bioretention PDF icon balt_city-community_toolbank.pdf
Library Square Green Infrastructure Retrofit
1030 South Elwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
No Bioretention PDF icon balt_city-library_square.pdf
Talbot County Ditch Retrofits
Oxford, MD 21654
No Bioretention PDF icon talbot_cty-ditch-retrofit-2017.pdf
Raining Classrooms at the Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School
Clear Spring, MD 21722
No Bioretention PDF icon washington_cty-raining_classrooms.pdf
Dakota Crossing Vegetative Retaining Wall
Dakota Crossing Washington, D.C.
No Bioretention PDF icon district_of_columbia-dakota_crossing.pdf
Landis Homes Stream and Floodplain Restoration
Landis Homes
1001 E Oregon Rd
Lititz, PA 17543
No Wetland PDF icon landis_homes_final_one-pager.pdf
Logan Park Stream and Floodplain Restoration
Logan Park Manheim, PA 17545
No Wetland PDF icon manheim_pa-_logan_park.pdf
Rock Lititz Floodplain Restoration
Rock Lititz
100 Rock Lititz Blvd
Lititz, PA 17543
No Wetland PDF icon rock_lititz_final_one-pager.pdf
The Frederick Food Security Network
Frederick , MD
No Bioretention PDF icon frederick_md-_ffsn.pdf
Second Baptist Church Community Garden
Second Baptist Church
9614 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
No Bioretention PDF icon richmond_va-_second_baptist_church.pdf
CleanScapes Communities
Howard County, MD
Yes Bioretention PDF icon howard_cty-cleanscape_communities.pdf
Blue Ridge Manor - Infiltration Experiment
Clauser Ct
New Windsor, MD 21776
No Bioretention PDF icon carroll_cty-blue_ridge_manor.pdf
Waverly Farmers Market
400 E 32nd St
Baltimore, MD 21218
No Other PDF icon balt_city-waverly_farmers_market.pdf
Westminster Community Pond
MD-140 and MD-97
Westminster , MD 21157
No Bioretention PDF icon carroll_cty-westminster_community_pond.pdf
Westminster High School Stormwater Management Facility
1225 Washington Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
No Bioretention PDF icon carroll_cty-westminster_high_school_sw_management.pdf
Miramar Landing Homeowners Association
Miramar Landing HOA
801 Compass Rd. E
Middle River, MD 21220
No Bioretention PDF icon baltimore_cty_miramar_landing_hoa.pdf
Rich Morton Lincoln-Mercury Stormwater Retrofit
Rich Morton Lincoln-Mercury Dealership
1013 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
No Bioretention PDF icon aa_cty-_rich_morton_lincoln-mercury_stormwater_retrofit_final.pdf
Clean Water Community Healing Project
MedStar Harbor Hospital
3001 S. Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225
No Bioretention PDF icon balt_city_clean_water_community_healing_final.pdf
Druid Heights Peace Park
Druid Heights Peace Park
Bloom St & Druid Hill Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
No Bioretention PDF icon balt_city_peace_park_final.pdf
Tree-Safe Rain Garden
Audubon Naturalist Society
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Yes Bioretention PDF icon mont_county_tree_safe_rain_garden_final.pdf
Lake Cook Stormwater Retrofit Project
Lake Cook
3911 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304
Yes Other PDF icon city_alexandria_lake_cook_stormwater_retrofit_final.pdf
Darley Park Gateway Park
2315 Harford Road
Baltimore City, MD 21218
No Other PDF icon darleyparkgateway.pdf
Lime Spring Square Brubaker Run
Lime Spring Square
206 Rohrerstown Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
No Floodplain Restoration PDF icon lime_spring_square.pdf
Druid Heights Gateway Park
Druid Heights
1301 W North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
No Other PDF icon druidheightsgateway.pdf