The Coastal Training Program provides science based knowledge to community leaders and decision makers to promote clean and healthy streams, rivers, and watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay.

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We are committed to providing trainings that bridge science, policy and management in a pertinent, relevant manner which transfers necessary skills and information to local government staff & other resource managers.  The Coastal Training Program delivers skill-based trainings and technical assistance to decision makers in Maryland's 16 coastal counties and Baltimore City.  

The Maryland Coastal Training Program is administered by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve-MD which is part of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Service and funded through NOAA. We are a federal-state-local partnership.

Scheduled Classes