In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Chesapeake Executive Council meeting that had been scheduled to take place Sept. 17 at the Washington Naval Yard in Washington, D.C. was postponed.
The meeting is expected to be rescheduled for later this year, probably in either November or December.
It’s not certain whether the location will change.
The Council, the top policy-making body for the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort, will adopt a new stormwater directive that commits the states, federal government and the District to improve stormwater management on their properties and roads within the Bay watershed.
In addition, they are to create stormwater management demonstration projects aimed at encouraging local governments and others to adopt innovative stormwater practices that better protect local streams and the Bay.
Council members will also report on restoration progress during the past year.
The Council is expected to recognize the work of Fran Flanigan, who recently retired as the executive director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
It will also honor the efforts of Bill Matuszeski, who recently retired as the director of the EPA’s Bay Program Office.
The Executive Council includes the governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the EPA administrator; the mayor of the District of Columbia; and the chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, which represents the legislatures of the three states. Mayor Anthony Williams is the present chairman of the Council.
Details about the meeting will appear in the Bay Journal as they become available.
Information will also be available from the Bay Program at 800-968-7229, and on its web site at: www.chesapeakebay.net