Beaver Creek is going to be the focus of a two-year, $150,000 grant that is part of a larger group of grants aimed at improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, officials said Wednesday.
At a farm off Beaver Creek Church Road, Chesapeake Bay Trust officials on Wednesday presented a ceremonial check to the Beaver Creek Watershed Association, which will manage the grant locally.
"All water flows downstream, and it all ends up in the Chesapeake Bay," said Dr. Michael Saylor, Beaver Creek Watershed Association president, after Wednesday's event. "What we do to improve Beaver Creek tends to improve Antietam Creek and hence the Potomac (River) and the Chesapeake Bay."
The Chesapeake Bay Trust's Targeted Watershed Grant Program has announced about $575,000 that will go to four Maryland groups, including the one in Washington County, according to Chesapeake Bay Trust information.