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Bruce R. Williams

Local Government Advisory Committee is here to help — just tell us what you need

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What prevents you from doing more to protect the water resources in your community? Is it simply a matter of insufficient funds? Do you have staff within your organization who can plan, implement and maintain watershed protection and restoration projects if you have the funding? Do you know who to go to with questions or for guidance about reducing nutrient and sediment loads in...

Local government input matters in developing cleanup plans

So, how are we doing at cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay?

Are the investments we’re making in our communities improving water quality? These are questions that we, the members of the Chesapeake Bay Local Government Advisory Committee, often ask the leaders in the Bay restoration effort. The answers aren’t always straightforward.

Look at impacts on waterways before wading into land use decisions

What happens on the land affects the water. Most of us know this, yet we fail to give it much consideration when adopting land use regulations or approving land development plans, actions that can have a marked impact on local waters and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay.

During my tenure as a council member and then mayor of Takoma Park, MD, I participated in many land use...

About Bruce R. Williams

Bruce R. Williams is chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Local Government Advisory Committee.


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