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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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    State Watershed Implementation Plans

    Each Bay state has developed a Watershed Implementation Plans as part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

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    Pollution Limits by State

    Chesapeake Bay watershed states are required to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution by the year 2025.

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    Pennsylvania's Watershed Implementation Plan

    Read about Pennsylvania's progress and obstacles regarding their Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan and their roadmap for meeting the pollution reduction requirements laid out in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by 2025.

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    Pennsylvania's Blueprint for Clean Water

    Overall, Pennsylvania is not on track to achieve its 2025 goals. While the wastewater sector has been one area of noteworthy success, the Commonwealth is significantly behind in implementing the practices necessary to reduce pollution, particularly from agriculture and urban and suburban stormwater.

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    New York's Watershed Implementation Plan

    Read about New York's progress and obstacles regarding their Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan and their roadmap for meeting the pollution reduction requirements laid out in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by 2025.

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    Maryland's Watershed Implementation Plan

    Read about Maryland's progress and obstacles regarding their Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan, the roadmap for meeting the pollution reduction requirements laid out in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by 2025.

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    Maryland's Blueprint for Clean Water

    Maryland is largely on track to meet its overall pollution reduction targets by 2025 but pollution from urban and suburban development and septic systems continues to increase.

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    How You Can Help Save the Bay

    It is critically important that citizens get involved to help save the Chesapeake Bay.

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