Counties join forces for clean water

New website: www.cleanchesapeakecoalition.com

CHESTERTOWN — The Clean Chesapeake Coalition has updated its website, www.cleanchesapeakecoalition.com.

It encourages visitors to become actively involved in the efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay through outreach to elected officials and other decisionmakers, while focusing clean-up efforts on proven effective measures.

The upgrades include new sections, updated reports, current media coverage, new videos and pictures and new dates of interest.

The organization promotes policies, programs and practices with the most significant impact on the overall health of the watershed, as the member counties implement Watershed Improvement Plans pursuant to the federally imposed bay nutrient and sediment limits.

The members are Allegany, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick and Kent counties.

The updated website provides essential information on some of the critical issues facing the bay. It features more information about the CCC, its mission and membership.

“We are excited to launch this recently modified tool to keep the public informed about our activities,” said Ron Fithian, CCC chairman and Kent County commissioner, in a Nov. 4 news release.

“It is our intention to continually update the site with studies, articles, and other information about the health of our treasured Chesapeake and the efforts at the federal, state and local levels to clean it up.”

Fithian said, “We have already been very active, testifying in Annapolis, meeting with members of the Governor’s Bay Cabinet and other decision makers and stakeholders, and it’s clear from the attention that issues like dredging the Conowingo Dam are finally getting, that we are already making a difference.”

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