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April 06, 2015

Trends Show Jurisdictions Reducing Pollution Entering Chesapeake Bay

Pollution controls put in place over the last five years have reduced the amount of nutrients and sediment entering the nation’s largest estuary. While pollution reducing trends continue to be positive, updated data show agricultural…

March 16, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Program Welcomes Public Input on Draft Management Strategies

Nine months after the signing of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, Chesapeake Bay Program partners are seeking public input on a collection of plans for achieving the goals and outcomes of the landmark accord. These twenty-five draft…

February 03, 2015

Experts Consider Chesapeake Bay an Ecosystem in Recovery

The Chesapeake Bay Program’s summary analysis of Chesapeake Bay health reveals an ecosystem in recovery. Released today, Bay Barometer offers a science-based snapshot of environmental health and restoration in a watershed that faces daily…

January 23, 2015

Long-Term Nutrient, Sediment Levels Declining in Chesapeake Bay

The amount of pollution that flowed from nine major rivers into the Chesapeake Bay in 2013 was below the 25-year average. While scientists expect this to have a positive impact on the long-term health of the nation’s largest estuary, most…


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In the Headlines

Read the past week's news stories about the Chesapeake Bay from newspapers and journals in the Bay region and beyond.

Oyster, clam aquaculture harvests make record gains in VA | Bay Journal 4/20/2015

Watershed Improvement Act Introduced in Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee | PR Newswire 4/20/2015

Pennsylvania Watershed Improvement Act would encourage competitive bidding | The (Newtown) Pennsylvania Business Daily 4/21/2015

Appetite For Gulf Seafood Is Back, But The Crabs And Oysters Aren't | WUWF (Pensacola, Fla.) 88.1 FM 4/20/2015

Blog: The Unseen Slaughter Under the Sea | TakePart 4/20/2015

Opinion: Maryland 'rain tax' repeal | The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 4/21/2015

Blog: Dewberry Selected to Perform Comprehensive Sea Level Rise Analysis in Virginia Beach | Directions Magazine 4/20/2015

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