Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

About the Blueprint

  • 2019 State of the Blueprint

    2019 State of the Blueprint

    A critical piece of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is tracking state progress toward clean water goals.

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    2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

    In 2014, representatives from the entire watershed signed Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. For the first time, Delaware, New York, and West Virginia committed to full partnership in the Bay Program.

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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.

  • A Plan to Get Pennsylvania on Track

    On September 13, 2016, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) called on Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to focus additional investments in five south-central counties to accelerate pollution reductions from agriculture.

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    Conowingo Can't be Excuse for Inaction

    A law firm is soliciting support from other Eastern Shore localities to unite in a potential fight against efforts to clean up local creeks, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.

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In the Blog

  • This Week's Election

    November 8, 2018

    Many are asking what Tuesday's election will mean for the Bay. Our staff are assessing the new political landscape and the opportunities and challenges that may lie ahead.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Investing in Clean Water

    June 8, 2018

    When Virginia's General Assembly adjourned in March, there was one item unresolved. There was deadlock on the state budget. But following a lengthy special session, it's clear there is something legislators all agree on: clean water.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Halfway There

    June 1, 2018

    The history of efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams are riddled with grand promises, high expectations, and missed deadlines. But the story changed when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint was introduced in 2010.

  • Pennsylvania's Ambitious Antidote for Polluted Streams: 10 Million Trees

    May 16, 2018

    Larry Herr's contribution is modest: 50 to 75 new young trees, a biological buffer for Silver Creek, which babbles through 76 rolling acres of his farm in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Threats and Resilience

    May 11, 2018

    Like the victim of Chinese water torture, the Chesapeake Bay seems afflicted by a constant stream of assaults, most of them man-made.

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