Bay Restoration Initiatives are high priority areas of interest that influence, guide, and promote Chesapeake Bay cleanup. Maryland works to identify these top level issues and develops strategies to manage them.
Maryland is working to develop methods to manage additional pollution from population growth in order to stay within the pollution limits set by the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan.
The Clean Water Commerce Act, provides an opportunity for private sector investments to efficiently reduce sediment and nutrient pollution from entering Chesapeake Bay and allows the State to purchase these pollution reductions using the Bay Restoration Fund.
Conowingo Hydroelectric Generating Station is in the process of applying for a new license. Maryland is currently assessing the issues resulting from the infill of the reservoir that has caused the dam to stop trapping nutrient and sediment pollution.
In order to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution in the most cost effective way possible, Maryland is developing a Water Quality Trading Program.
MDE provides outreach, guidance, and technical assistance for developing and implementing Watershed Implementation Plans.
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Please direct questions or comments to Dinorah Dalmasy.
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230