Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

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    What is the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint?

    Most experts consider the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint the Chesapeake Bay's best, and perhaps last, chance for real restoration.

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    What Is Killing the Bay?

    There are three major contributors to the poor health of our streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay: nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    West Virginia's Watershed Implementation Plan

    West Virginia and the other six Bay jurisdictions agreed to create state-specific plans to implement 60 percent of their Bay cleanup practices by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025.

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    Washington, D.C.'s Watershed Implementation Plan

    Washington, D.C. and the other six Bay jurisdictions agreed to create state-specific plans to implement 60 percent of their Bay cleanup practices by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025.

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    Virginia's Watershed Implementation Plan

    Virginia and the other six Bay jurisdictions agreed to create state-specific Watershed Implementation Plans or WIPs to implement 60 percent of their Bay cleanup practices by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025.

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    The History of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts

    A history of the effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and implement the Clean Water Blueprint.

  • A Restored Chesapeake Bay Hanging in the Balance

    The Fight to Save the Blueprint

    On February 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the request of the American Farm Bureau Federation and its allies to take up their case challenging the legality of the Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan known as the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

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    The Facts About the Clean Water Blueprint

    Some of the nation's most powerful legal and political forces are trying to derail efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Here's the truth about Bay restoration efforts.

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    The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

    Learn about the Blueprint for protecting and restoring our Bay, rivers, and streams for us and future generations.

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    Washington, D.C.'s Watershed Implementation Plan

    Washington, D.C. and the other six Bay jurisdictions agreed to create state-specific plans to implement 60 percent of their Bay cleanup practices by 2017 and 100 percent by 2025.

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    Rainfall Revelations—Summer 2016

    After rain storms bacteria levels can rise above safety levels established by state and federal governments. That's the conclusion of water tests conducted this summer in three states by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF).

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

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