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COLUMBIA BEACH WINS HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANT
At the December 18 quarterly community meeting, CBCIA president Faye Belt announced that Columbia Beach had been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Maryland Historical Trust. The grant is to support the preparation of a National Register of Historic Places nomination for Columbia Beach.
The grant to Columbia Beach was one of eight awards totalling $300,000 made by the Trust as part of its 2022 Historic Preservation Non-Capital Grant Awards to non-profit organizations and universities. To see the full slate of awards, click here.
The grant program is funded through the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Financing Fund, which supports research, survey, planning, and educational activities. The 2022 grants were announced on December 14.
CB'S leadership team is planning a slate of fun activities in 2022 and everyone's help is needed. The Activity Fund goal is $5,000. Click here for a donation form or use the QR code below to donate directly via Paypal.
STORM PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Preparedness Disasters List
SUMMARY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STORMWATER PROBLEMS
The board recently received a report prepared by Welspring regarding the stormwater best management practices (BMPs) in the community--specifically addressing the rain gardens and bioswales. The report examines the condition of each BMP and concludes with recommendations for steps to take to address the community's most serious stormwater problems. The board will present and discuss this report at the next regular community meeting and will then seek financing for the steps the community agrees to. To read the summary recommendations, click here.
Landscaping with native plants is one way we can
address the stormwater management issues in our community. The link below provides easily accessible information on native plants, including guidance on what type of plants you might want to use depending on your site and preferences. We hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact John Wakeman-Linn (firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-560-0996)
Click here for a list of plants native to the Chesapeake Bay watershed.