Chesapeake Bay Archive

Baltimore Sun: Programmers answer O’Malley’s challenge to create bay-friendly apps

A few months ago, Gov. Martin O’Malley grew frustrated with state government’s lack of creativity on the environment. He challenged his staff to look for new ideas to help the Chesapeake Bay. In response, 80 bright minds from around the state — from precocious high-schoolers to CEOs of technology ...Read More

Majority of local governments show progress on Chesapeake Bay restoration effort

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Majority of local governments show progress on Chesapeake Bay restoration effort Twenty-two local jurisdictions evaluated by Maryland Department of the Environment on two-year milestones BALTIMORE, MD – (July 31, 2013) Evaluation of twenty-two sets of goals for local ...Read More

Governor O’Malley Hosts first State of Maryland sponsored Civic Hacking Challenge

Governor O’Malley Hosts first State of Maryland sponsored Civic Hacking Challenge Scientists, programmers and citizens to come together to create solutions for Chesapeake Bay Restoration (BALTIMORE, MD – July 30, 2014) Scientists, programmers, techies and other civic hackers will come together this weekend at the DataBay “Reclaim the Bay” Innovation Challenge ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Anne Arundel could see early bay cleanup results close to home

By E.B. FURGURSON III pfurgurson@capgaznews.com A lead scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation told the Capital Gazette editorial board this week that major projects will reduce stormwater runoff into local streams and creeks within a few years. The results will be far faster than the longer lag times associated ...Read More

WJZ-13: Maryland Beaches Rated Among Best In Nation

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — When it comes to beaches, Maryland scores very high for clean water. Alex DeMetrick reports an annual survey finds the water isn’t just fine for swimming, it’s safe. Watch the video Read the entire article

Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay Restoration

Media Contacts: MDE: Jay Apperson 410-537-3172/ jay.apperson@maryland.govDNR: Karis King 410-260-8001 / karis.king@maryland.govMDA: Julie Oberg 410-841-5889 / julie.oberg@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay RestorationSets 2014 –2015 targets; on target to reach 2017 goals BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2014) – The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today ...Read More

Capital Gazette: New Chesapeake Bay agreement sets 10 goals, deadlines

Governors and officials from six states gathered in Annapolis Monday to sign the latest agreement on fighting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, also signed the document, which sets 10 goals, including sustainable fisheries, better water quality, ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay  Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve water quality and wastewater infrastructure BALTIMORE, MD (June 18, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more ...Read More

Governor Martin O’Malley Hosts Chesapeake Executive Council Meeting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 nina.smith@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY HOSTS CHESAPEAKE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING Members sign Landmark Chesapeake Watershed Agreement   ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 16, 2014) — Governor Martin O’Malley, 2014 chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council, today hosted Bay Program partners in Annapolis ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding For Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY  Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater infrastructure        BALTIMORE, MD (May 28, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more ...Read More
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