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Healthy Watersheds

Promoting the long-term conservation of healthy watersheds is critical to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Healthy watersheds store carbon, provide wildlife with clean water and habitat, and are more resilient to the effects of invasive species and climate change. Healthy watersheds also generate ecosystem services and social and economic benefits that are difficult to replicate when restoring impaired watersheds. Thus, the maintenance of healthy watersheds is important for the ecosystems and communities that rely on them.


Healthy Watersheds One-hundred percent of state-identified currently healthy waters and watersheds remain healthy.

Lead Goal Implementation Team(s)

Maintain Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team (GIT 4)

Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)

Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (GIT 3)
Habitat Goal Implementation Team (GIT 2)
Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT 1)
Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team (GIT 5)

Participating Partners

State of Delaware
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
State of New York
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
State of West Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Nature Conservancy
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Local Government Advisory Committee

Related Documents


Renee Thompson, Geographer
(410) 267-5749
410 Severn Avenue
Suite 112
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings

Maintain Healthy Watersheds GIT Meeting, May 2016

May 16, 2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Joe Macknis Memorial Conference Room


Due to a personal emergency our meeting is now a work session conference call from 10:30 AM to 12:30 AM. The focus of our work session will be on the progress we have made on our prioritized near term, shared work plan action items.

Call in #: (866) - 299 - 3188
Conference Code: 4102675731
AdobeConnect Webinar link: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/git4

If you are planning to come in person:

Parking: There is ample free street parking available in the surrounding area, but allow for extra time to park and walk one or more blocks (extra 10 minutes). Obey posted signs, fire lanes or other restrictions. Paid parking is available on-site at the City Marina for $3/hr or $20/day maximum.

Entering the conference room: The conference room (Suite 117) is located in the green building at the City Marina (410 Severn Avenue). The doors automatically lock and cannot be propped open or unlocked. If nobody is there to let you in you can ask for assistance at the front desk in Suite 112, which is not locked.

Related Files:

Sponsor: Maintain Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team (GIT 4)

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