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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…

September 22, 2014

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) have announced the recipients of $3 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach initiatives across the Maryland and the District…


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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.

Dominion to Award $1.2 Million in Environmental Grants | PR Newswire 1/30/2015

Cardin, Mikulski oppose Obama plan to allow offshore drilling in Atlantic | Capital News Service 1/30/2015

Analysis estimates Bay’s blue catfish at 100 million, with room for expansion | Bay Journal 1/29/2015

$8 million W.Va. project uses logging to improve bird habitat | The (Charleston, W. Va.) Gazette 1/30/2015

Countdown To Cleanup: 701 Days To Meet PA 2017 Stream Cleanup Milestones | NorthCentralPA.com 1/29/2015

Editorial: Dealing with fracking | The (Fredericksburg, Va.) Free Lance-Star 1/30/2015

Opinion: Maryland rain tax is unfair | The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 1/29/2015

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