“…the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the historic city of Annapolis one of its National Treasures. Annapolis was selected as a National Treasure because of its irreplaceable historic and cultural significance, as well as for the steps Annapolis is taking to protect its historic structures from the threat of increased flooding and severe weather events.

In naming Annapolis a National Treasure, the National Trust is committed to supporting the city’s hazard mitigation planning efforts by providing direct technical and grant assistance.  In 2013, the National Trust awarded the City of Annapolis a $25,000 grant to assist with its disaster mitigation planning work. Today, the Trust is presenting the Main Streets Annapolis Partnership with a $5,000 grant to contribute to their public outreach and awareness initiatives to help educate property and business owners on flood mitigation strategies.”

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