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Chesapeake Bay News

  • August 03, 2015

    Our Chesapeake Agenda

    Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, describes the current and future work needed for Bay restoration


Press Center

July 30, 2015

Chesapeake Bay’s Underwater Grass Abundance Rises 27 Percent in 2014

Between 2013 and 2014, underwater grass abundance in the Chesapeake Bay rose 27 percent. The 75,835-acre total is 41 percent of the goal set forth in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement: to restore 185,000 acres of underwater grasses…

July 23, 2015

Chesapeake Executive Council Releases Plans to Restore and Protect Bay Watershed

This afternoon, the Chesapeake Executive Council announced the release of twenty-five management strategies outlining the Chesapeake Bay Program’s plans for achieving the goals and outcomes of the landmark Chesapeake Bay Watershed…

July 15, 2015

Bay Program Partners Welcome New Climate Change Coordinator

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program welcomes it’s first-ever Climate Change Coordinator, a position managed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Office. Zoe Johnson will lead efforts to develop climate…

July 01, 2015

Blue Crabs Doing Better, But Report Notes There’s Still Room for Improvement

While blue crab numbers increased from last year, a report encourages resource managers to maintain a “risk-averse” approach to setting regulations in order to promote healthy numbers of the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crabs in the future.


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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.

Geologists warn that Washington, D.C., is sinking into the muck | The Washington (D.C.) Times 8/1/2015

VIMS annual survey finds another surge in bay grasses | The (Newport News, Va.) Daily Press 7/31/2015

Survey: Bay grasses increased in 2014 | The (Easton, Md.) Star Democrat 7/31/2015

Bowfishing for cownose rays targeted | Southern Maryland Newspapers Online 7/31/2015

Washington, D.C. is sinking into the ocean | CNN 8/1/2015

Take me to the river; Susquehanna being digitally mapped | Fox 43 (York, Pa.) TV 8/1/2015

Opinion: Save 'pests,' save the Bay | Bay Journal News Service 8/2/2015

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