December 14, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES $116,000 IN FUNDING FOR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST FOR NEW CLEAN WATER JOBS INITIATIVE

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) announced today that the omnibus appropriations measure that has passed Congress includes $116,000 for the Chesapeake Bay Trust's new Clean Water Jobs Training Initiative. The new program will help clean up the Bay while training hundreds of Marylanders for careers in the "green" job market.

 

"This is an exciting program because it will tackle two of Maryland's most pressing needs: cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and increasing employment opportunities," said Senator Cardin, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee.   "The goal of this program is to provide Maryland workers with the skills they will need to compete in the emerging green economy while also helping the restore the Bay."

 

The Clean Water Jobs Training Initiative will focus on three goals: preparing Marylanders for new, green job opportunities in urban greening and storm water management, preparing watermen for jobs in large-scale restoration, aquaculture, marine construction, and training at-risk youth in conservation service using resources and opportunities at Maryland State Parks.