Recent Actions by the Chesapeake Bay Program are Positive Steps Toward More Effectively Guiding the Restoration Efforts, But Additional Steps are Needed
DIANE Publishing, Mar 1, 2009 - 13 pages
Since 1983, the states of MD, PA, and VA.; D. C.; the Chesapeake Bay Comm.; and the EPA have partnered to protect and restore the deteriorated Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The partners established the Chesapeake Bay Program to manage and coordinate a variety of restoration activities and in their most recent agreement, ┐Chesapeake 2000,┐ they established 102 commitments for the Chesapeake Bay to be achieved by 2010. In Oct. 2005, a report was issued which reviewed the mgmt., coordination, and reporting mechanisms used by the Bay Program, and recommended that the Bay Program take 6 actions. This report assesses the progress that the Bay Program has made in implementing these recommendations. Illus.
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