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§ 5-429. Green Shores Program

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 5. Forests and Parks (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Trees and Forest Nurseries (Refs & Annos)
Part V. Green Shores Program
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 5-429
§ 5-429. Green Shores Program
In general
(a) The Department shall establish a Green Shores Program to promote and cause the planting and maintenance of forested buffers around the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Scope of Program
(b) The Green Shores Program may include:
(1) Providing grants in the form of trees, money, materials, or expertise to local governments, nonprofit corporations, and State agencies to be used for planting or enhancing forested buffers around the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries;
(2) Educating the public about the benefits of trees and forested buffers, including:
(i) Establishing demonstration forest buffers on public lands;
(ii) Providing educational and promotional materials to schools;
(iii) Providing grants to schools for their own educational programs;
(iv) Developing and disseminating educational and promotional materials to the public; and
(v) Coordinating volunteer efforts; and
(3) Promoting forested buffers on private land by providing:
(i) Technical assistance, such as preparing site plans and coordinating planting arrangements; and
(ii) Economic incentives, including cost-sharing programs.


Added by Acts 1989, c. 451. Amended by Acts 2003, c. 180, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 5-429, MD NAT RES § 5-429
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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