Published: September 01, 1993
The Initiative effort brought together the agricultural and environmental sectors in the Bay Watershed to devise a joint strategyfor agriculture in the Bay. This diverse group of over eighty people from Maryland, Pennsylvania, virginia, and the District of Columbia included representatives from farm organization, environmental groups, the private sector, research institutions, state legislatures, and agricultural and environmental agencies. The effort also included a significant number of federal representatives from the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For the first time in theBay Program, all three states' Secretaries or Commissioners of Agriculture and heads of agricultural universities became directly involved in the Bay cleanup effort.
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Originator: Chesapeake Bay Program