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September 16, 2014

Bay Program Partners Invite Watershed Groups, Citizens to Participate in Creating Plans for Restoring Chesapeake Lands and Waters

Today, Chesapeake Bay Program partners opened new online avenues for individuals, watershed organizations, community groups and other interested parties to become more engaged in the conservation, restoration and protection of their…

July 02, 2014

Annual Analysis of Blue Crab Population Voices Caution

The newly released 2014 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report encourages fishery managers around the Chesapeake Bay to take a risk-averse approach to blue crab management this year, due primarily to a decrease in the number of female…

June 16, 2014

Six Governors, D.C. Mayor, EPA Administrator and Chesapeake Bay Commission Chair Sign Landmark Agreement to Restore and Protect Bay Watershed

This afternoon, the Chesapeake Executive Council—which represents the seven watershed jurisdictions, a tri-state policy group and federal agencies—signed the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, committing Chesapeake Bay Program partners to…

May 22, 2014

Thirty-six new public access sites opened along Chesapeake rivers and streams

Last year, Chesapeake Bay Program partners opened 36 new public access sites along rivers and streams in the watershed, bringing the total number of access sites in the region to 1,208. In fact, more public access sites were opened in 2013…

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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.

Verna Harrison, longtime Bay champion, is retiring but not quitting | Bay Journal 9/19/2014

Hunt Valley firm helps build live camera system for bay patrols | The Baltimore (Md.) Sun 9/18/2014

South River teacher wins Hollman environmental award | The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital Gazette 9/18/2014

Glen Burnie man faces $200,000 in fines for illegal fishing on Patapsco River | The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital Gazette 9/18/2014

Changes likely in striped bass limits | The Asbury (N.J.) Park Press 9/18/2014

To help birds weather climate change, stop eating them | The Bellingham (Wash.) Herald 9/18/2014

Agriculture program encourages best management practices | The (Strasburg) Northern Virginia Daily 9/18/2014

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