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New times ahead for the Alliance

If you aren't already a member, now is a great time to join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. We are embarking on an aggressive set of new programs to move along the Bay restoration that you are going to want to be a part of. Before...

Farewell & Keep up the good work!

It is time for me to say farewell. I have been leading the Alliance for almost seven years and it has been my honor to have headed up the only independent nonprofit in the region exclusively advancing the partnership approach to Chesapeake...

Bay Program 'most sophisticated, advanced in world'

The EPA staff at the Chesapeake Bay Program needs to be complimented for the excellent work they do. The last few years have not been easy ones for those working on the Chesapeake's restoration. Keeping up one's spirits in the Bay cleanup...

Local governments, outreach need more support

The Chesapeake Bay Program is fond of saying that it has moved into the "implementation phase" of watershed restoration. After the signing the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, the partnership in the early 2000s took a few years to allocate...

What's good for the Bay is good for the economy

The nation and the Chesapeake region over the last several months have lurched into a recession. This has caused drastic drops in the stock market that have severely affected the values of most organizations' and individual's net worth and...

A TMDL is not an instant cure-all for the Bay

If not 2010, then when? That was the question in my mind as I left the Dec. 5 Chesapeake Executive Council meeting. It was at that meeting that Gov. Martin O'Malley, chair of the Executive Council, announced that the Bay jurisdictions would...

More minority involvement needed in Bay cleanup

It is at this time of the season that I typically look back over the entire year and reflect on some of the its highlights. For me, one of the most important experiences was my involvement with Maryland's Task Force on Minority Participation...

Chesapeake Watershed Forum a huge success

The second annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum was a huge success. It ran Oct. 12-14 and attracted more than 270 participants. The focus of the three-day session was population growth and development in the region. The meeting took place at the...

Alliance sets out its future role in Chesapeake cleanup

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has not engaged in a strategic planning process since 1992. It is imperative that the Alliance move forward to address the needs of the Chesapeake region in the coming decade and that a clear and concise...

Defense move could be model for future growth

The Chesapeake Bay watershed has an enormous opportunity to advance low-impact development as well as identify the techniques required for "no impact" development. The U.S. Department of Defense is closing facilities across the nation and...

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