The annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council, the top policy-making body for the Bay cleanup effort, is scheduled for Sept. 22 on Kent Island in Maryland.
The council includes the governors of Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania; the mayor of the District of Columbia; the administrator of the EPA; and the chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, which represents state legislatures.
The Executive Council will discuss policy measures to improve the health of the Bay during its meeting, which takes place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.
In conjunction with the meeting, a “Watershed Restoration Fair” will take place 1–4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Sandy Point State Park, near the Bay Bridge.
The fair will showcase the work being done throughout the watershed by state and local governments, nonprofit groups, landowners and others. Attendees will also be able to meet environmental experts and learn which best management restoration practices are best suited to urban, suburban and rural communities. A barbecue is scheduled 4–8 p.m. and is free to guests who register by Sept. 14.
For information, directions, or to register, visit www.dnr.state.md.us/wrf.