In February, we wrote about different grants that the Town applies for each year. Some grants are big – like the one we used to build Phase 1 of Riverwalk. But other grants are smaller, but nonetheless are still quite important. Case in point, we received a $3,415 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund to help reduce stormwater pollution. The grant allowed us to purchase ten more pet waste stations that we’ve installed across our 13 parks. These stations help visitors clean up after their pets, as none of us want messy parks. More importantly, it helps in our efforts to reduce the amount of fecal coliform that ends up in the North River.
These grants allow us to address needs we encounter in the day-to-day operation of the Town, while freeing up funds for other projects. We appreciate the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for their support on this grant; if you’d like to learn more about their “Friend of the Chesapeake” license plate, you can visit the DMV’s website.