Federal Budget May Offer $33M For Bay Rivers Initiative

An article on the Bay Journal website details funding in Presdient Obama’s proposed federal budget that would target the “Rivers of the Chesapeake” initiative, to ptotect sensitive lands around the Bay waterways and tributaries.

From the BayJournal.com site:

[T]he Rivers of the Chesapeake was the big budget prize. The proposed funding was only a little more than half of what proponents had requested, but it is nonetheless expected to lead to greatly increased federal land protection funding in future years — something that is also mentioned in the president’s budget.

“Even though it is half of what we asked for, I am still thrilled,” said Joel Dunn, executive director of the Chesapeake Conservancy, which rallied support for the initiative. “This is a big deal. With this budget, we’ve made enormous progress. I think it reflects really well on all the partners involved.”

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties