Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Senate Committee Meeting Provides Overview Of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts

On April 6, the
Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held an informational meeting providing an overview of restoration efforts across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and in Pennsylvania.

On the agenda were--

-- Ann Swanson, Executive Director, & Marel King, PA Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission

     -- State Of Chesapeake Bay 2021 Briefing

     -- Chesapeake Bay Commission Federal Agency Budget Request FY 2022

     -- Chesapeake Bay Commission Annual Report 2020

-- Jill Whitcomb, Director of DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office    

     -- Copy of presentation

Click Here to watch the presentations.

For more on Pennsylvania’s efforts, visit DEP’s PA’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed webpage.

How Clean Is Your Stream?

DEP’s Interactive Report Viewer allows you to zoom in on your own stream or watershed to find out how clean your stream is or if it has impaired water quality using the latest information in the draft 2020 Water Quality Report.

Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) serves as Majority Chair of the Senate Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-787-3280 or sending email to: gyaw@pasen.gov.   Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-5709 or sending email to: senatorcomitta@pasenate.com.


-- Senators Yaw, Martin, Laughlin Seek $250 Million Clean Water, Environmental Improvement Funding Thru Federal COVID Stimulus Appropriation

-- Senators Gordner, Mensch Seek $500 Million Growing Greener Funding Thru Federal COVID Stimulus Appropriation

Related Articles This Week:

-- U.S. Senators From Maryland, Virginia, Delaware Urge EPA To Ensure Pennsylvania's Compliance With Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Standards

-- Chesapeake Bay Program 2019-2020 Bay Barometer Shows An Ecosystem In Mixed Recovery

Related Articles - Chesapeake Bay:

-- DEP Chesapeake Bay Implementation Plan Update: 86% Of Phase 3 Milestones Are On Track

-- New Poll Shows 90% Of PA Voters Want Senate, House Members To Address Environmental, Conservation Priorities, Provide More Funding For Critical Programs

-- Sen. Yaw Bill Creates New Program To Pay For On-Farm Conservation Measures - If Funded; 2 Other Proposals Would Use Federal COVID Relief Monies To Fund Clean Water Projects  

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation: It Takes A Shared Commitment To Stop Killing The Susquehanna And Local Waters

-- CBF: Pennsylvania's Budget Proposal Does Little To Address Chronic Underfunding For Cleaning Up Water Pollution

-- Chesapeake Bay Commission Recommends Increasing Federal Funding For Chesapeake Bay Watershed Cleanup

-- Funding Flashback 2017: PA Chesapeake Bay Commission Members Spotlight Need For Clean Water Fund In PA

-- Funding Flashback 2020: Senate Environmental Committee Puts Spotlight On Funding Needed To Implement PA Clean Water Plan At Chesapeake Bay Briefing

-- Senate Committee Unanimously Reports Out Bill To Control Overuse Of Fertilizer On Turf March 23

[Posted: April 6, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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