Chesapeake Bay Program releases Bay Barometer; resilience noted throughout watershed

Annual report notes continued progress in Chesapeake Bay restoration

The Chesapeake Bay Program will release its annual, science-based snapshot of the nation’s largest estuary, the Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2016 – 2017) on Thursday, January 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Subject matter experts will be on hand to answer questions regarding the most recent scientific data on the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including its rivers, fisheries and habitats.

Press release will be available by 9:00 a.m. ET on January 4

WHO: Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment (invited)

Jim Edward, Acting Director, Chesapeake Bay Program

Kate Fritz, Executive Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Al Todd, former Chair, Chesapeake Bay Program Stewardship Workgroup

WHEN: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Annapolis Maritime Museum

723 2nd Street

Annapolis, MD 21403

MEDIA RSVP: Rachel Felver, Chesapeake Bay Program Director of Communications

(410) 267-5740