The annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council takes place Sept. 17 at the Washington Naval Yard in Washington, D.C.

The Council, the top policy-making body for the Bay restoration effort, will adopt a new stormwater directive which commits the states, federal government and the District to improve stormwater management on their properties and roadways 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 report on restoration progress during the past year as well.

The Council is also expected to recognize the work of Fran Flanigan, who recently retired as the executive director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and 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 of the meeting are still being developed. For more information, contact the Bay Program at 1-800-968-7229.