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DEP Provides Update On Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan Efforts; New Stormwater Manual Coming; Next State Team Meeting Jan. 26

The December Chesapeake Bay Implementation newsletter is now available from the Department of Environmental Protection featuring these articles--

-- PennVEST Signs Agreement For New Center For Water Quality Excellence, To Go Live In May

-- Conservation Excellence Grant Program Awarded Over $1 Million Each To 4 Counties

-- DCNR Helps Fund 110 Acres of New Forest Buffers

-- New Stormwater Management Manual To Be Published For Comment Soon

-- PA Municipal Authorities Assn. Provides Clear Agenda For Year

-- DEP Provides General Update On Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 Counties

-- PennVEST Offers Low-Interest Loans For Water Project Implementation

-- DCNR Conservation Partnership Grant Application Period Opening In January

-- Resource Enhancement & Protection Farm Conservation Tax Credit Program Has $13 Million Available

-- Best Urban BMP In Bay Awards Now Accepting Applications

-- Updates On These Counties: Adams, Bedford, Centre, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York

State Team Meeting

The next meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation State Team will be held January 26 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Click Here for meeting information as it becomes available.

[PA Chesapeake Bay Plan

[For more information on how Pennsylvania plans to meet its Chesapeake Bay cleanup obligations, visit DEP’s PA’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan webpage.

[Click Here for a summary of the steps the Plan recommends.

[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.].


Chesapeake Bay Foundation 2020 Year In Review

Related Articles - Water:

-- Vote Online Now For Pennsylvania's 2021 River Of the Year

-- Coldwater Heritage Partnership Now Accepting Conservation Grant Applications

-- Bay Journal: Landowners, Turkey Hill Dairy, Trout Unlimited, Lancaster Clean Water Partners, Conservation Districts, NFWF, Chesapeake Conservancy, Others Partner On Precision Conservation In PA

-- Water Quality Cleanup Needs To Focus Not Only On 'Hot Spots' But 'Hot Moments' In Time During Increasingly Frequent Storm Events Using Buffers, Stream Fencing, Cover Crops, No-Till

-- Introducing A Diversion Best Management Practice To Control Erosion, Sedimentation And Runoff At Timberidge Farms, York County

-- Penn State Extension: Stormwater Training For Municipal Staff, Elected Officials

-- CBF: Salt For Snow And Ice: Effects On Waterways Not Very Nice

-- The Importance Of Snow And Forests To PA Streams And Groundwater

-- EPA Recognizes Excellence & Innovation in Clean Water Infrastructure Projects, Including Temple University Green Roof Project

-- Presentation Videos From 2020 Delaware Watershed Congress Now Available

-- DEP Announces $248,000 In Grants For Lake Erie Coastal Zone

-- DEP Announces $579,432 In Grants For Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone

-- Delaware River Basin Commission Recaps Dec. 9 Business Meeting

-- Save The Date: DRBC Advisory Committee On Climate Change To Host Climate Change Forum March 2

-- Andrew Johnson, William Penn Foundation’s Director Of Watershed Programs, To Retire In 2021

-- Dept. Of Agriculture Unveils Schedule For Virtual 2021 PA Farm Show; Highlights Of Educational, Environmental, Energy Events

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Releases Draft Comprehensive Plan For Public Comment; January Webinars Set

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Recaps Dec. 11 Business Meeting

-- PA, MD, VA Student Leaders Draft New Chesapeake Bay Outdoor Bill Of Rights

-- Op-Ed: Biden-Harris Administration Should Invest In The Chesapeake Bay And Farmers - U.S. Senator Bob Casey

[Posted: December 15, 2020]


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