On June 27, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Maryland Department of the Environment announced that the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is among the 10 winners of their Green Streets–Green Jobs–Green Towns Grant. The grants include $376,000 supporting stormwater management, green job development, and enhanced resident livability throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

WEF’s winning project proposal is for a 2-day event and field trip on low impact development (LID) competitions in EPA Region 3. LID competitions are an effective way of positively engaging the land development community in implementing green infrastructure. The event will bring together groups currently involved or interested in LID competitions. The goal is to facilitate information sharing and develop guidance and support from early adopters.