ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Government efforts to improve the health of Maryland’s waterways received a financial boost Tuesday.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration has awarded a total of $22 million to 18 recipients through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. administration has awarded a total of $22 million to eighteen recipients through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund.

Trust Fund grants will provide funding to stream and wetland restoration, innovative stormwater management practices, riparian tree buffer plantings, and more in multiple counties across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, according to a news release.

“The Trust Fund serves as an example for the nation of how state funding can be strategically targeted to have measurable impacts on water quality and the quality of life of residents and visitors who enjoy our treasured Chesapeake Bay,” said Hogan.