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May 08, 2015

Shad Abundance Surpasses Restoration Goals in Potomac, Rappahannock Rivers

Shad abundance has surged in four Chesapeake Bay rivers, surpassing the restoration goals set by the Chesapeake Bay Program in the Potomac and Rappahannock. While shad populations are at critically low levels along the Atlantic coast,…

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…

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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.

Obama Announces New Rule Limiting Water Pollution | The New York Times 5/27/15

Interior secretary: Hill funding divide could threaten national parks | The Washington Post 5/23/15

New Clean Water Rule will benefit Pennsylvania resources | The Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette 5/27/15

Chesapeake Bay oysters make a remarkable recovery | The Christian Science Monitor 5/28/15

Conservation farming: Local operations taking advantage of state grants | The (Charlottesville, VA) Daily Progress 5/28/15

Lancaster enlists Wolf administration in EPA stormwater battle | LancasterOnline 5/28/15

Accomack won't oppose oyster lease near Harborton | The Salisbury (MD) Daily Times

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