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. The program partners have thus far planted 16% of their initial goal. In 2009, 9.6 acres were planted with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other sources. Both funding for SAV planting, and capacity for doing it, will need to be increased dramatically to meet the goal on time.
Date created: Mar 24 2010 / Download ( 1.33 MB )