In 2003, the CBP adopted the Strategy to Accelerate the Protection and Restoration of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay including a commitment to plant 1,000 acres by 2008. In the first five years of this effort, the program partners have planted 139 acres or 14% of their initial goal. In 2007, 6 acres were planted with funding from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Both funding for SAV planting, and capacity for doing it, will need to be increased dramatically to meet the goal on time.
Date created: Feb 28 2008 / Download ( 1.57 MB )