The Chesapeake Bay Trust has awarded $5,000 to Emmitsburg as part of its community engagement mini-grant program.

According to a news release, town officials will use the funding to start a rain barrel program, which is aimed to educate the community about the impact of stormwater runoff on nearby streams, ponds, lakes and the Chesapeake Bay.

Town officials and the Chesapeake Bay Trust will host two educational workshops, the first of which will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Emmitsburg Town Office, 300A S. Seton Ave. Those interested must register by Sept. 13 and pay $40 for a rain barrel system.

For more information, call Town Planner Zach Gulden at 301-600-6309.

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Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

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Sounds like the $5k could have been put to better use. Maybe a new logo for the town?

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