County governments and local officials play a vital role in the restoration of the Chespeake Bay. Join in a group discussion and offer direct feedback on the programs, coordination, and communication necessary to enhance the capacity and knowledge base of local officials in order to increase their support for Bay restoration programs. Make your voice heard at the 2016 MACo Winter Conference.
Special Session: Chesapeake Bay Program Outreach: Engaging Local Leaders on Chesapeake Bay Agreement
Join representatives from the federal/state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership to hear an update about the Bay Agreement – a multi-state compact that seeks to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The Agreement includes implementation strategies covering a broad range of issues, including climate adaptation, fish habitat, forest buffers, wetlands, 2017 and 2025 watershed implementation plans, toxic contaminants policy and prevention, land use methods and metrics development, local leadership, and diversity. Many of these strategies have the potential to affect local governments.
The representatives are seeking the input of local officials on how to best coordinate efforts, improve communication, and increase local elected official knowledge across the Bay watershed. This is your chance to offer constructive feedback and comment directly to the EPA and Maryland state government.
- Andrew Fellows, Chair, Local Leadership Workgroup, Chesapeake Bay Program
- Robert Summers, Senior Program Manager, EcoLogix Group Project Team
Date & Time: Thursday, December 8, 2016; 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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