The Draft Conowingo WIP Public Comment Period has concluded
The draft Conowingo WIP Public Comment Period has concluded
The public comment period lasted 90 days, from October 14, 2020 to January 21, 2021. During this time, the team held 17 outreach webinars to provide key stakeholders with an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the draft Conowingo WIP.
Emphasis was placed on reaching targeted groups currently working on and/or familiar with local WIP development and implementation. This included agriculture representatives, cooperative extensions, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), conservation districts, county and municipal staff, land trusts, environmental and engineering consultants, watershed groups, state agencies, water authorities, and local community leaders.
The webinars introduced the draft Conowingo WIP and provided details on the development of the WIP. Speakers from the organizations working with EPA and the Conowingo WIP Steering Committee to develop and implement the Conowingo WIP (Center for Watershed Protection, the Chesapeake Conservancy, the University of Maryland Sea Grant Program and the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology) presented background information on the WIP development, an overview of the WIP process, and time for questions and answers. Participants could submit comments for the public comment record via the chat box during the webinar in addition to the email option (CWIP@chesapeakebay.net).
You can access recordings of the local stakeholder webinars by clicking on the links below:
Maryland - Cecil County, 11/18/2020
Maryland - Harford County, 11/20/2020
Maryland - Baltimore County, 12/1/2020
Maryland - Statewide 1, 12/8/2020
Maryland - Statewide 2, 1/13/2020
Pennsylvania - Ag Advisory Board & Nutrient Management Advisory Board, 11/13/2020
Pennsylvania - Statewide Ag Stakeholders, 1/6/2020
Pennsylvania - Statewide, 12/14/2020
Pennsylvania - Bedford County, 11/19/2020 (recording not available)
Pennsylvania - Centre & Cumberland Counties, 12/7/2020
Pennsylvania - Franklin & Adams Counties, 12/10/2020
Pennsylvania - Lancaster County, 1/13/2021
Pennsylvania - Lebanon County, 1/15/2021
Pennsylvania - York County (York County Coalition 4 Clean Waters), 11/20/2020 (recording not available)
New York - Key Stakeholders, 11/30/2020
New York - Statewide, 1/7/2020