Health of the Bay Highlighted at #MACoCon

Get an update on the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the path of current and pending restoration efforts, and related federal water issues at the 2018 MACo Summer Conference.

Clear Water: The State of the Bay


The Chesapeake Bay is a defining natural, cultural, and economic centerpiece of the state of Maryland. This precious and unique resource has been subject to significant restoration efforts over the last decade, with significant contributions by county governments. Panelists will discuss the current health of the Bay, including: water quality, aquatic vegetation, wildlife habitat, and fishery health. They will also discuss the progress made to date on Bay restoration goals and the future of restoration efforts, including the likely role of county governments.


  • Ben Grumbles, Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Mark Belton, Secretary of Natural Resources, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Julie Ufner, Environment, Energy and Land Use Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties

Date & TimeFriday, August 17, 2018; 9:00 am – 10:15 am

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