Maryland Natural Resources: Oyster Restoration, Rural Legacy Program

Photo of oyster shells by Mitch Cannon

Board of Public Works Approves $3 Million for Oyster Recovery
Funding for Restoration, Marylanders Grow Oysters & Sanctuaries

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has been approved to invest more than $3 million in oyster recovery and restoration activities in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, following unanimous support from the Board of Public Works. Read more.

Photo of the Upper Patapsco Rural Legacy Area in Carroll County

$3 Million Approved for Rural Legacy Program
Conservation Easements Protect Farmland, Forests and Waterways

The Board of Public Works today approved Rural Legacy Program grants totaling $3 million that will provide dedicated state funding to permanently protect working farms and forests, and provide vegetative stream buffers to improve water quality in designated areas across the state. Read more.