• Provide for the restoration and protection of the living resources, their habitats and ecological relationships;
  • Reduce and control point and nonpoint sources of pollution to attain the water quality condition necessary to support the living resources of the Bay;
  • Plan for and manage the adverse environmental effects of human population growth and land development in the Chesapeake Bay watershed;
  • Promote greater understanding among citizens about the Chesapeake Bay system, the problems it faces and the policies and programs designed to help it, as well as to foster individual responsibility and stewardship of the Bay's resources;
  • Increase opportunities for citizens to participate in decisions and programs affecting the Bay;
  • Promote increased opportunities for public appreciation and enjoyment of the Bay and its tributaries;
  • Support and enhance the present comprehensive, cooperative and coordinated approach toward management of the Chesapeake Bay system; and
  • Provide for the continuity of management efforts and the perpetuation of commitments necessary to ensure long-term results.