Maryland Kicks-off Reclaim the Bay Campaign

Media Advisory

Media Contacts:

Samantha Kappalman
Samantha.Kappalman@maryland.gov

Jay Apperson
Jay.Apperson@maryland.gov

410-537-3003

Maryland Kicks-off Reclaim the Bay Campaign

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) along with leadership from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) and Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) will come together to highlight the accomplishments of Maryland's Bay restoration initiatives and solidify the commitment of each organization in working in partnership to educate and encourage more Marylanders to get involved in restoring the Bay.

 

Who

  • Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment;
  • Earl "Buddy" Hance, Secretary, Maryland Department of Agriculture;
  • Frank Dawson, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources;
  • Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation;
  • Jana Davis, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Trust;
  • Sonal Sanghavi, Director of Environmental Design, Maryland State Highway Administration.

 

When

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 10 a.m.

 

Where

Maryland Science Center, 3rd Floor, Maryland Blue Crab Exhibit, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 (Enter from Key Highway entrance)

 

Why

Maryland has made great progress in working toward restoring the Chesapeake Bay to its former glory. Through the Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), MDE is working together with other State agencies, federal and local governments, non-profit organizations, advocates and citizens to help find cost-effective solutions for compliance with federal standards to ensure that the Chesapeake Bay is fully restored to a healthy resource for future generations to enjoy. There will also be a special announcement to encourage Maryland children and their families to learn more about what they can do to help Maryland reclaim the Bay.

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