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Maryland Releases Draft Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

Public invited to comment on draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan

Photo of Chesapeake Bay at sunrise

Photo by James Phelps

A draft plan for continued progress in restoring Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay is now available for public review and comment.

The draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan represents the next step in Maryland meeting its commitments as part of a multi-state bay restoration effort. Maryland developed the draft plan to meet targets by 2025 using a locally driven, stakeholder process to identify achievable pollution reduction strategies that balance responsibilities across wastewater treatment plants, urban stormwater runoff, septic systems and farms. Read more…


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