Does Maryland’s Phase III WIP Get Us Across the Bay Restoration Finish Line? Find Out at #MACoCon

Receive an overview and different perspectives on Maryland’s Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) at the 2019 MACo Summer Conference. Learn how the WIP aims to achieve Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay restoration goals, the role of counties under the WIP, and how Maryland’s WIP compares to those of nearby Bay watershed states.

Endgame: Can Our Phase III WIP Meet Our Bay Restoration Goals?


We are entering the final Phase of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Maryland has drafted its final plan to meet 2025 nutrient reduction goals. Panelists will provide an update on Bay TMDL progress and discuss state and county responsibilities under the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).


  • Ben Grumbles, Secretary of the Environment, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Lisa Ochsenhirt, Attorney, AquaLaw
  • Mark Hoffman, Maryland Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission


The Honorable Kumar Barve, Maryland House of Delegates

Date & Time: Friday, August 16, 2019; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

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