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Chesapeake B-WET Accepting Grant Proposals through February 4, 2016

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office has released details on requirements and the process for applying for FY16 Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) grants.... Read more >


NCBO Highlights Updates in Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services Research

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office recently released an update on research under way on the ecosystem services oyster reefs provide.... Read more >


NOAA Chesapeake B-WET to Provide More Than $2 Million to Support Environmental Education

Meaningful watershed educational experiences will get a big boost thanks to more than $2 million in NOAA fiscal year 2015 funding.... Read more >

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