Learn About the New Phase 3 WIP at Harry Hughes Center Information Sessions

The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology is hosting three information sessions and one webinar on the release of Maryland’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). The WIP details the actions that must be taken by the State and local governments to meet the 2025 nutrient pollution reduction goals under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.

The sessions and webinar run from April to May 2019, and will include an overview of the draft Phase 3 WIP and let you ask questions to representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and other state agencies.

From a Harry R. Hughes Center email notice:

Participants are encouraged to review the draft WIP, available on MDE’s WIP website beginning on April 12, 2019. At that time, you may also submit questions in advance of the information sessions and webinar. You can also submit formal written comments on the draft WIP through tools provided on the WIP website.

There is no cost to participate in the sessions and webinar. They are sponsored by the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology of the University of Maryland and funded by the Town Creek Foundation.

You may register using the links below. We invite you to join the event that best fits your schedule. Information presented will be identical at all events. An agenda will be emailed to participants closer to the event dates. We hope that you will be able to attend and support the State’s commitment to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

The dates and locations of the information sessions are listed below:

Monday, April 29, 2019

Western MD (Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater, 11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown MD 21742)

To register for Western MD, click here

Friday, May 3, 2019

Eastern Shore (Chesapeake College, Todd Performing Arts Center, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21658)

To register for Eastern Shore, click here

Monday, May 6, 2019

Central MD (Harford Community College, Chesapeake Dining Rooms, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015)

To register for Central MD, click here

Friday, May 17, 2019


To register for the webinar, click here

If you have any questions, please contact: Nancy Nunn, Assistant Director, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, at 410.827.8056 (ext. 130) or nnunn@umd.edu.

Useful Links

Draft Phase 3 WIP

Instructions for Offering Formal Public Comment on Draft WIP to MDE (Comments open from April 12 through June 7, 2019)