Friday, February 4, 2022

DEP Citizens Advisory Council To Hear Update On PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Cleanup Initiatives Feb. 15

DEP Citizens Advisory Council is scheduled to meet on February 15 to hear an update on Pennsylvania’s efforts to cleanup its portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Jill Whitcomb, Director of DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Office, will give the Bay Implementation Plan presentation.

DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell is also scheduled to provide an update on agency activities along with DEP’s February written report to Council.

Click Here for the complete agenda.

Public Comments

Individuals interested in providing public comments during the meeting must sign up prior to the start of the meeting by contacting Keith Salador at  or 717-787-8171.

The meeting will be held in Room 105 Rachel Carson Building starting at 12:30 p.m.  Check the Council webpage for options for joining the meeting remotely.

For available handouts and more information, visit the DEP Citizens Advisory Council webpage.  Questions should be directed to Keith Salador, Executive Director, or 717-787-8171. 

Recent Articles - Chesapeake Bay:

-- Gov. Wolf Proposes $450 Million Growing Greener III Initiative Funded By Federal American Rescue Plan; Bipartisan Support Building For Conservation Allocation 

-- Two Bipartisan Bills Just Sitting In Senate Waiting To Address Record Number Of Water Quality Impaired Streams Reported In 2022

-- DEP Announces How Pennsylvania Will Meet Its 2025 Pollution Reduction Goals in Chesapeake Bay Watershed; All Counties On Board

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal: EPA Declares 'No Confidence' In Cleanup Plan For Conowingo Dam Due To Lack Of Funding, Gives States 60 Days To Respond

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Supports EPA’s ‘No Confidence’ In Conowingo Dam Pollution Reduction Plan

-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Calls For Greater Investments To Reduce Pollution As Number Of Impaired Streams Increases In PA

-- DEP 2022 Water Quality Report Shows 27,886 Miles Of Streams With Impaired Water Quality In PA (33%) - An Increase From 25,468 In 2020

-- Witnesses Unanimously Support Allocating American Rescue Plan Funding For Farm Conservation Projects At House Committee Meeting; Rep. Metcalfe Calls It ‘Welfare’

-- PA State Government Has Refused To Pay Stormwater Management Fees To Local Authorities Designed To Meet Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Obligations

-- Penn State To Survey Farmers In 14 Counties On Their Use Of Conservation Practices

[Posted: February 4, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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