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Posts Tagged ‘bay’

Stream Restoration Challenge, August 16th, 2012

The vital connection between our stream health, our ability to create jobs and our children’s future has never been more important or more threatened than it is right now. That’s why, as part of our goal to restore the health of the Bay by 2025, we’re launching the Governor’s Stream Restoration Challenge. The challenge is a competitive  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Chesapeake Bay Juvenile Blue Crab Population Highest on Record, April 19th, 2012

Overall Population Highest since 1993 According to Winter Dredge Survey RIVA, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the Chesapeake Bay’s juvenile blue crab population is at the highest level on record, and the overall blue crab population is at its highest level since 1993. Joined by stakeholders and elected officials, Governor O’Malley revealed the  Read the Rest…

Bay Restoration Fund (2012), March 1st, 2012

Provides funding for upgrades to wastewater treatment plants that dramatically reduce levels of nitrogen and phosphorus entering the Atlantic Coastal Bays, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries by doubling the Bay Restoration Fee.

Sustainable Growth and Preservation Act of 2012, March 1st, 2012

Allows for sustainable growth by assisting local communities in moving septic growth away from areas where it will contribute to wasteful land development practices and pollution.  Creates four tiers for inclusion in local comprehensive plans to guide growth on central sewer and septic systems. This legislation was crafted with the recognition that outdated wastewater technologies  Read the Rest…

Septics and Bay Restoration Fund Testimony, February 15th, 2012

House Environmental Matters Committee Annapolis, Maryland Chairwoman MacIntosh; Vice Chair Malone; Members of the Committee: We choose to address issues relating to the health of our Bay, because a healthy Bay matters for jobs, opportunity, and our quality of life – and because years from now, none of us want to have to look our  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Record Cover Crop Enrollment, August 16th, 2011

Governor lauds farmers’ environmental stewardship efforts Vienna, MD (August 16, 2011) – Surrounded by fields of soybeans, Governor Martin O’Malley today joined Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance, agricultural leaders, local farmers, and elected officials to announce record cover crop acreage by Maryland farmers. “We are working with Maryland’s farmers to protect family farms  Read the Rest…

Strategic Goal 7: Accelerate Bay Restoration Efforts to Reach the Healthier Bay Tipping Point by End 2020, August 27th, 2010

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Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund and Nonpoint Source Fund (2008), March 1st, 2010

Modifies the purpose of the Chesapeake Bay 2010 Trust Fund by specifying that it be used for nonpoint source pollution control projects and by expanding it to apply to the Atlantic Coastal Bays. The fund is renamed as the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund. The bill generally codifies the BayStat Program and  Read the Rest…

Maryland Aquaculture Enterprise Zones (2009), March 1st, 2009

Creates the opportunity for prospective shellfish growers to establish their businesses in Maryland waters by giving the Department of Natural Resources regulatory authority to establish Aquaculture Enterprise Zones, opening areas to leasing in both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Coastal Bays.  The Oyster Advisory Commission and the Maryland Aquaculture Coordinating Council agree that privatization  Read the Rest…

Chesapeake Executive Council, November 20th, 2008

Thank you Mayor Fenty.  Before we begin, I want to recognize and thank the other members that are here with us today:  Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine Chesapeake Bay Commission Chair, and Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Arthur D. Hershey EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson USDA Deputy Undersecretary Gary Mast Representing Governor Ed  Read the Rest…