Chesapeake Bay Archive

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson(410) 537-3003jay.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, provide safe drinking water BALTIMORE, MD (Oct. 2, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $10 million in funding ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Howard County banks on rain gardens to raise awareness of stormwater management

Although he was a German major in college, these days Peter Bulka is shoveling dirt to build rain gardens. His colleague, Dave Gondoun, is planning to study cyber security when he starts classes at Howard Community College this fall. But whatever they end up doing, both men, and many ...Read More

Governor O’Malley and Databay Partners Award $4,000 Grand Prize to Baybucks for Bay-Friendly App

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-974-2316 Adrienne M. Diaczok, MDE: 443-422-8277 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOVERNOR O’MALLEY AND DATABAY PARTNERS AWARD $4,000 GRAND PRIZE TO BAYBUCKS FOR BAY-FRIENDLY APP Hackathon Challenge brought together diverse groups to collaborate and innovate for Chesapeake Bay restoration ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 28, 2014) — BayBucks, ...Read More

Governor Martin O’Malley and partners to award Governor’s Cup for DataBay Hackathon Challenge

Media Contacts: Jay Appersonjay.apperson@maryland.govAdrienne Diaczokadrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov410-537-3003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Governor Martin O’Malley and partners to award Governor’s Cup for DataBay Hackathon Challenge  Four finalist teams will compete for the chance to win a $4,000 cash prize   ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 25, 2014) — An app that makes citizens aware of the ...Read More

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
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