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Local News
12:27 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Mixed Results for Eastern Shore County Bay Cleanup Efforts

Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says three Eastern Shore counties have failed to file plans with the Maryland Department of the Environment to clean up the bay over the next two years.

Those were Caroline, Dorchester and Worcester Counties.

In addition, CBF and the Choose Clean Water Coalition noted that Dorchester had not submitted a milestone progress report.

Meanwhile, the environmental groups said that Wicomico County has secured $700-thousand in county and outside grants…to begin designing and installing clean-up measures.

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Local News
9:05 am
Wed June 11, 2014

CBF: Chesapeake Bay Improving Pollution Reduction

Credit Angela Byrd

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A study finds states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have made strides in reducing pollution in the nation's largest estuary. But it found many jurisdictions in the six-state watershed are falling short in curtailing pollution from farming as well as urban and suburban runoff.

The study is being released Wednesday by two environmental watchdog groups, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Choose Clean Water Coalition.

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12:17 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Environmental Group Calls Water Plans for Wicomico and Worcester Counties Not Good Enough





            An environmental group says plans by Worcester and Wicomico Counties to improve water quality do not go far enough.

            The Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that Maryland counties submit a draft of their Water Implementation Plan as part of the federal “pollution diet” for the Chesapeake Bay.

            The Choose Clean Water Coalition called Worcester County’s plans “skeletal” without a clear strategy for implementing change.