What does it take to restore a 64,000-square-mile watershed? Staff from the Chesapeake Bay Program as well as residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed chronicle the partnership effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay as well as the lands and rivers that feed into it. (Video by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program, music by Blue Dot Sessions via FreeMusicArchive.org)

The 2019 Executive Council meeting will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET at Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.


  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch for Executive Council members and invited guests
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Public poster and video session
  • 12:35 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Public meeting and press conference
  • 2:00 p.m. - Meeting adjourns


  • The Honorable Larry J. Hogan, Jr., Governor, State of Maryland
  • The Honorable Ralph Northam, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • The Honorable Tawanna P. Gaines, Chair, Chesapeake Bay Commission
  • The Honorable Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Honorable Austin Caperton, Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection, State of West Virginia
  • The Honorable Shawn M. Garvin, Secretary, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, State of Delaware
  • The Honorable Patrick McDonnell, Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • The Honorable Jim Tierney, Deputy Commissioner for Water Resouces, Department of Environmental Conservation, State of New York
  • The Honorable Rashad Young, City Administrator, District of Columbia
  • The Honorable Richard Fordyce, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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