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February 03, 2015

Experts Consider Chesapeake Bay an Ecosystem in Recovery

Information embargoed until Tuesday, February 3, at 11 a.m.

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…

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…

December 11, 2014

Chesapeake Executive Council names Virginia’s Governor McAuliffe as Next Chair

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program announced that the partners have passed a resolution selecting Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as the new Chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council, beginning January 1, 2015.

The Chesapeake Executive…

September 23, 2014

$9.8 Million will Reduce Pollution, Improve Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Ashland, VA – The Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) have announced the recipients of $9.8 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach initiatives across the…

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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.

US funds totaling $1.75 million to assist Va. farmers, further Chesapeake Bay cleanup | Associated Press 2/27/2015

Maryland rockfish poacher could face prison term | The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 2/26/2015

Hogan unveils phosphorus management regulations | The (Gaithersburg, Md.) Gazette 2/27/2015

Mixed Early Reviews On Governor’s PMT Proposal | The (Ocean City, Md.) Dispatch 2/26/2015

Virginia receives federal grant to advance Chesapeake Bay cleanup | Augusta Free Press 2/26/2015

CBF, Stroud Water Center Applaud Introduction Of New Stream Buffer Bill | NorthCentralPA.com 2/26/2015

5 Things To Look For In Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address Next Week | NorthCentralPA.com 2/26/2015

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