Economic Benefits of Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Press Conference

Report Identifies Natural Benefits of Restored Bay, Pegs Value at $130 Billion Annually to Region

This first-ever analysis released by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation finds that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is fully implemented.

The peer-reviewed report, produced by economist Spencer Phillips and CBF Senior Scientist Dr. Beth McGee, compares the value of those benefits in 2009, the year before the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint began being implemented, to the benefits that can be expected as a result of fully implementing the Blueprint.

This is video of the Press Conference announcing the report release on 10/6/2014.

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