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March 16, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Program Welcomes Public Input on Draft Management Strategies

Information embargoed until Monday, March 16, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.

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…

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…

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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.

Flurry of bills take aim at plastics that persist in local waters | Bay Journal 3/26/2015

Stoneleigh residents trying to rid neighborhood of pesticides | The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 3/26/2015

Hogan's phosphorus regs expected by week's end | The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times 3/26/2015

New islands dot inland bays for first time since 1930s | The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times 3/26/2015

Environmental groups partner to restore historic riverfront in Powhatan | Augusta Free Press 3/27/2015

Salisbury Sets Stormwater Utility Fee | The (Ocean City, Md.) Dispatch 3/26/2015

Bill aims to temporarily stall county WIPs | The Kent Count (Md.) News 3/26/2015

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