Martinsburg, Ranson Awarded 'Green' Infrastructure Grants

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Twenty "green" infrastructure projects, including those by Martinsburg and Ranson, W.Va., have been awarded grant funding.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust on Tuesday announced a $30,000 award to each city in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Baltimore City's Office of Sustainability.

The money is through the Chesapeake Bay Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Program.

Martinsburg's project, dubbed "ReGrowing Green City of Martinsburg," aims to fully design concepts for construction to address a flash flood prone area. There already has been work on the idea with the state Department of Environmental Protection, according to the trust.

Ranson aims to use the funding for the "Beltline Avenue Linear Stormwater Park Design Project."

The Ranson project includes engineering and design of a linear stormwater park/management facility. It also integrates green infrastructure into upgrades of polluted brownfields into mixed-use development with connections to regional bike/pedestrian trail networks, according to the announcement.

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