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Maryland's 2014-2015 Milestone Goals

State Two-Year Milestones

To promote continual progress, EPA’s accountability framework for restoring the Chesapeake Bay calls on states to identify milestones to be reached in two-year increments. The two-year milestones are also are tracked closely by Maryland’s BayStat (leaving MDE) accountability system.

Maryland’s 2015 Milestones can cover the period July 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015 depending on the milestone category. There are two broad categories of milestones:

  • The implementation actions are on-the-ground activities that will result in nutrient and sediment load reductions. The “Implementation Actions” summary table will show the incremental amount of pollution control activity for the two-year milestone period. It will not indicate the cumulative amount of implementation nor the reductions at the end of the milestone period. The cumulative reductions are still being developed using the Chesapeake Bay watershed model. These milestones cover the period of July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015.
  • The program enhancement actions are needed to increase resources and improve the implementation processes to accelerate future restoration. These programmatic milestones cover the period of January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015.

Local Two-Year Milestones

In early 2014, the County-based Local WIP Teams submitted Two-Year Milestones to MDE that identify programmatic and implementation goals they will strive to meet during the 2014-2015 milestone period.  The local WIP milestones reflect the near-term commitments of Maryland’s partners in the collaborative effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and our local rivers, lakes and streams.  The Local 2014-2015 Milestones are provided below. In early 2015, a number of jurisdictions submitted interim status updates on their Milestone progress. The updated Milestone reports are included in the links below and indicated by the + symbol.

Allegany County^ Charles County^ Prince George's County^
Anne Arundel County^ Dorchester County** Queen Anne's County^
Baltimore City^ Frederick County St. Mary's County
Baltimore County*+ Garrett County+ Somerset County
Calvert County^ Harford County^ Talbot County*^
Caroline County Howard County^ Washington County+
Carroll County^ Kent County Wicomico County^
Cecil County Montgomery County*^ Worcester County**

* 2013 Final Reports are included in the Local 2014-2015 Milestone Goals

** No Milestones received to date

+ Interim Status Updates

^Final Status Updates

Other Partner 2015 Milestone Goals


Contact Information

Please direct questions or comments to Jim George at (410) 537-3579.


Quick Links

Federal Programmatic Two-Year Milestones - January 6, 2012 (Leaving MDE website)

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