DEP Chesapeake Bay Office Sept. Newsletter Provides Update On PA Watershed Plan Implementation

The latest newsletter from DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Office provides an update on implementation of Pennsylvania’s Phase III Bay Watershed Implementation plan featuring articles on--

-- DEP seeking comments on CAFO Permit Revisions

-- PennVEST funds large dairy farm BMPs

-- Manure & Nutrient Planning Team provides recommendations on changes

-- Reporting BMPS and Progress - FieldDOC is ready for county use!

-- Exploring BMP Credit and Verification Approaches

-- Funds Available To Organizations For Stream Buffer Planting Now From DCNR

-- Funds To Help Farmers In 3 Counties Implement Planned BMPs

-- Reimbursements Available For Developing Manure Management, Nutrient and E&S Plans

-- 17 Projects Funded By National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

-- County progress in developing and implementing Clean Water Plans as part of the WIP III Plan are also highlighted in Adams, Bedford, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.

-- Legislative Update: Federal Great American Outdoors Act passes

Click Here to read the entire newsletter.

For more information on the newsletter and for past issues, visit DEP’s Phase 3 WIP News webpage.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.

For more information, visit DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Office and PA’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan webpages.

How Clean Is Your Stream?

DEP’s Interactive Water Quality 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.


Bay Journal: EPA Hit With Lawsuits Over Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

AP: Lawsuit: EPA Fails To Enforce Chesapeake Bay Pollution Caps

Cap-Star: Chesapeake Bay States File Suit Against EPA For Failing To Hold PA, NY Accountable

Related Articles This Week:

-- CBF, Other States To File Lawsuit Against EPA Over Failure To Hold Pennsylvania, NY Accountable For Not Meeting Clean Water Obligations

-- Bay Journal: Are Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Goals Out Of Reach?  Most Of The Problem, By Far, Is Pennsylvania

-- Bay Journal: COVID-19 Disrupts Local Efforts To Cleanup Streams And Rivers In Chesapeake Bay Watershed

-- Bay Journal Local Leadership Profile: Joanne Tosti-Vasey Of Bellefonte, Centre County

-- Wetlands Work: Matthew & Megan Kirchner Big Spring Run Restoration In Lancaster County

-- Center For Watershed Protection Hires New Program Director And Expands Work in Pennsylvania

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Receives $2 Million DEP Grant For Cleanup Of Mine Drainage Going Into Tioga River In Tioga County

-- DEP Environmental Justice Champion Of Community Involvement: Bobby Hughes, EPCAMR

[Posted: Sept. 10, 2020]


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