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Chesapeake Bay Program
Summary: The Chesapeake Bay Program is the unique regional partnership that's been directing and conducting the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since the signing of the historic 1983 Chesapeake Bay Agreement. The Chesapeake Bay Program partners include the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the District of Columbia; the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a tri-state legislative body; the Environmental Protection Agency, representing the federal government; and participating advisory groups. As the largest estuary in the United States and one of the most productive in the world, the Chesapeake was this nation's first estuary targeted for restoration and protection. In the late 1970s, scientific and estuarine research on the Bay pinpointed three areas requiring immediate attention: nutrient over-enrichment, dwindling underwater Bay grasses and toxic pollution. Once the initial research was completed, the Bay Program evolved as the means to restore this exceptionally valuable resource. Since its inception in 1983, the Bay Program's highest priority has been the restoration of the Bay's living resources- its finfish, shellfish, Bay grasses, and other aquatic life and wildlife. Improvements include fisheries and habitat restoration, recovery of Bay grasses, nutrient and toxic reductions, and significant advances in estuarine science.
Provided by: Chesapeake Bay Program Office
URL: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): District Of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Keywords: Agriculture, Air Quality/Pollution, Birds, Coasts, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Estuaries, Eutrophication, Fish, Habitat Loss, Land Use, Monitoring, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Oceans, Point Source Pollution, Public Health, Recreation, Riparian Habitat, Rivers/Streams, Science Projects, Shellfish, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Contact: Amy Froice
Contact Email: amy@aard-res.com
Contact Telephone: (800) YOUR-BAY
Last Updated: 10/24/2002 2:56:32 PM



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