Regional Meetings on Maryland's Watershed Implementation Plan to Restore the Bay

Press Release

Maryland Department of the Environment

Media Contacts:

Kim Lamphier or Jay Apperson, 410-537-3003

Regional Meetings on Maryland's Watershed Implementation Plan to Restore the Bay

What

Maryland is developing a federally required Chesapeake Bay Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan. The six Chesapeake Bay watershed states and the District of Columbia are to submit draft Phase I Watershed Implementation Plan reports by September 1, 2010, to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the development of the draft and final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). A TMDL sets a pollution "diet" for a waterway.

The format of the two-hour meetings being held across the state provides time for those who attend to voice their thoughts. With that in mind, only limited time will be devoted to background information. Material on the subject is available for review on EPA's Bay TMDL website.

Who

Representatives from the Maryland departments of the Environment, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Planning. Community groups, environmental scientists and advocates, local government officials, planners, and anyone wishing to participate in this process .

Where and When

Western Maryland

Tuesday, June 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hagerstown Community College
Classroom Building Lecture Hall
11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown
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North-Central Maryland

Thursday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Maryland Department of the Environment
1st Floor Conference Rooms
1800 Washington Blvd, Baltimore
Directions

Eastern Shore

Wednesday, June 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Caroline County Health and Public Services Building
Conference Room 101 (Ground Floor)
403 S. 7th Street, Denton, MD 21629
Map and information

South Central Maryland

Wednesday, June 30, 10 a.m. to noon
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Training Center A & B
777 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington
Directions

Southern Maryland

Thursday, July 15 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Prince George's County Soil Conservation District Office
5301 Marlboro Race Track Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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