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December 06, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Restoration to Benefit from Groundbreaking Technology Advancement

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) announced the completion of the Chesapeake Bay High-resolution Land Cover Project. It is a critical and timely step needed to improve information about the natural and human-made features that exist…

October 04, 2016

Chesapeake Executive Council Holds Annual Meeting

Today, at the annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council, each member spoke to the unique challenges facing their jurisdictions in regard to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Notably, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…

September 21, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Improving

The amount of nutrient and sediment pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay fell significantly between 2014 and 2015, helping improve water quality in the nation’s largest estuary. Experts attribute this drop in pollution loads to dry…

June 30, 2016

Blue Crab Population Continues to Grow, But Numbers Still Below Target Levels

Blue crab population numbers increased for a second straight year, but in order to ensure a healthy future for Chesapeake Bay crabs, a report just released encourages resource managers to maintain a “risk-averse” approach to setting…


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