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Local Government Advisory Committee to help localities realize their role in restoring watershed

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“What is the Midpoint Assessment, and why should I care?” is a question that is echoing from the farthest reaches of local governments in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to those closest to the Bay itself.

The good news is the Local Government Advisory Committee is here to help, not only by sharing information with the more than 1,800 local governments we represent within the watershed, but also by regularly and clearly bringing local perspectives and feedback to the Chesapeake Executive Council. The importance of the latter cannot be overemphasized. Local buy-in is imperative as we seek to fulfill the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. In fact, much of the burden in meeting our goals will fall on localities.

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Managing the Chesapeake Bay requires sound policies at the local level that reduce pollution and protect ecosystems within its 64,000-square-mile watershed. Ultimately, the success of efforts to protect the region’s environment requires support from local governments.

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