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For Immediate Release


Richard Yost

BGE Presents $300,000 in Environmental Stewardship Grants to 52 Maryland Nonprofit Organizations

Green Grants provide up to $10,000 to organizations focused on improving the environment

BALTIMORE (Sept. 26, 2016) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that 52 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental preservation, protection and enhancement will receive $300,000 in BGE Green Grants. The program is in its fourth year and has provided more than $1,300,000 to nonprofit organizations across central Maryland.

"Environmental stewardship is one of BGE's core values, and through our sustainable operations, philanthropic giving, and employee volunteer opportunities, we can positively impact the environment," said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs for BGE. "We look forward to seeing the creative ideas and strong programs developed by this year's BGE Green Grant recipients put into action."

The BGE Green Grants program is open to 501c3 nonprofit organizations located in BGE's central Maryland service territory that are committed to making a positive impact on the environment. Grants range from $1000 to $10,000 and are awarded in the following environmental focus areas: conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and community engagement.

Since its founding 200 years ago, BGE has partnered with Maryland communities to enhance our neighborhoods. Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in the areas of energy efficiency, the environment, education, economic and community development, and emergency response and safety.

BGE's corporate citizenship aligns with its parent company, Exelon Corporation. As part of Exelon's 2012 merger, Exelon and its subsidiaries are committed to maintaining an average of $7 million in annual charitable giving in Maryland for the next 10 years. The BGE Green Grants program fulfills part of that commitment.

For more information on the BGE Green Grants program, visit

2016 Green Grants Recipients:

OrganizationProject Title
Anne Arundel County (12)
Alliance for the Chesapeake BayProject Clean Stream
Back Creek ConservancyShoreline Stewardship: A Pilot Project in the City of Annapolis
Annapolis Maritime MuseumBoatyard Beach Recycling
Chesapeake BaySavers FoundationLiving Shorelines
Chesapeake Rivers Association (Severn Riverkeeper Program)Saving the Severn "One Creek at a Time"
Saint Andrew's United Methodist Day SchoolAqua Ecosystem
Scenic Rivers Land TrustSafeguarding the Patuxent River Watershed by Adding Protected Lands in Anne Arundel County
South River FederationChurch Creek READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) Program
Spa Creek ConservancyLincoln Drive Street-End Park Rain Garden
The Alpert Family Aleph Bet Jewish Day SchoolStorm Water Management on the Aleph Bet Jewish Day School Campus
Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel CountyYouth Environmental Projects in Anne Arundel County
Woods Community Center Replace Two 15-Year-Old Non-Variable Drive Pool Pumps (runs 12Hrs/Day)
Baltimore City (23)
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG)Green Cleaning in Maryland Child Care Facilities
Baltimore Community ToolBankStormwater Management
Baltimore Green Space A Land Trust for Community -Managed Open Space Inc.Green Spaces and Forests: Stewardship and Preservation
Baltimore Trash TalkKids & Conservation - A Classroom Conversation about Pollution & Preservation
Baltimore Urban Debate LeagueCompetitive Debate: Elementary and Middle School Kids Tackle Baltimore City's Vacant Housing Issue by Making a Case for Green Space
Butchers Hill AssociationStreet Tree Replacement & Tree Pit Upgrades
Brown Memorial Weekday School (BMWS)BMWS Nature Education Professional Development
Friends of Patterson ParkLitter Reduction in Patterson Park
Green Street AcademyGreen Street Academy Farm Food Justice Initiative Through Aquaponics and Aquaculture
Blue Water BaltimoreIncreasing Tree Canopy in Baltimore County Urban Neighborhoods
Living Classrooms FoundationSchool Leadership in Urban Runoff Reduction Project (SLURRP)
Loyola University Maryland2 New Water Bottle Filling Stations and New Refillable Water Bottles for Every Student in the Incoming Fall 2016 Class
Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsImproving the Community Green Space at the Maryland SPCA
National Wildlife FederationSchoolyard Habitats in Baltimore City
Parks & People FoundationThe Community Greening Resource Networks - Workshops and Seminars
Patterson Park Neighborhood Association Neighborhood Treescape Project
Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center Meadow Restoration
Pigtown Main StreetWashington Blvd Green Infrastructure, Phase III
St Francis Neighborhood Center CorporationGreen Machine
The William S. Baer & Baer Tech Magnet SchoolBaer School Musical Garden: Phase 1
Young Audiences of MarylandGrowing Up Green: Environmental Literacy through the Arts
Civic WorksReal Food Farms
National Audubon Society Diverse Wildlife Habitats in a Diverse Baltimore Community
Baltimore County (6)
Maryland Agricultural Resource Council Pollinator Paradise at the Baltimore County Agriculture Center
Irvine Nature CenterGrowing Green Leaders in Baltimore City
Junior Achievement of Central MarylandJA Job Shadow Creating Environmentally Educated Students
PickersgillWetlands, Forest and Meadow Restoration for Campus Nature Preserve
Towson University Foundation Glen Arboretum Restoration and Exploring Environmental Issues at the SciTech Student Learning Lab Duel Projects
Valleys Planning CouncilGreenspring, Worthington and Tufton Road Roundabout
Calvert County (1)
American Chestnut Land Trust, Inc. (ACLT)Food Forest Demonstration & Production Project
Carroll County (2)
Boys & Girls Club of Westminster Health Habits/Garden Program
CHANGESensory Garden
Harford County (3)
Boys & Girls Club of Harford CountyAberdeen Harvest of Hope Garden and Outdoor Learning Lab
Gunpowder Valley ConservancyClear Creeks: Our Water, Our Heritage, Our Pride
Harford Soil ConservationPollinator Habitat Project - MD Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MASCD)
Howard County (4)
Friends of Patapsco Valley & Heritage GreenwayStream Watch Program
Maryland Assoc For Environmental & Outdoor EducationDeveloping Maryland Green Schools: Increasing Energy Efficiency
Power52Power52 Community Solar Engagement Plan for Low Income Clients
The Howard County ConservancyFurniture, Fixtures, Equipment and Supplies for the New Animal Care Area
Prince Georges County (1)
Friends of the Patuxent Wildlife Research CenterBat Roost Project at Patuxent Research Refuge


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