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The following is a list of Chesapeake Bay Program news releases since 2009. For news releases prior to that time, please contact the Director of Communications.

2009    2010    2011    2012    2013    2014    2015    2016    2017    


June 26, 2017

2017 Blue Crab Advisory Report Released

June 08, 2017

Chesapeake Executive Council Signs Resolution in Support of Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership

May 25, 2017

24 New Public Access Sites Open in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

April 27, 2017

Rise in Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses for Fourth Year in a Row

April 13, 2017

Progress on Oyster Restoration in Maryland, Virginia

February 23, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Program Commits to Increasing Diversity

February 01, 2017

Bay Barometer Notes Measured Progress in Health of Chesapeake Bay


December 06, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Restoration to Benefit from Groundbreaking Technology Advancement

October 04, 2016

Chesapeake Executive Council Holds Annual Meeting

September 21, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Improving

June 30, 2016

Blue Crab Population Continues to Grow, But Numbers Still Below Target Levels

May 23, 2016

Local, State and Federal Agencies Open 22 Public Access Sites in Chesapeake Bay Region

April 28, 2016

Annual Monitoring Finds More Than 91,000 Acres of Underwater Grasses in Chesapeake Bay in 2015

April 21, 2016

Experts, Decision Makers Focus on Improving Environmental Education

April 18, 2016

Data Show Drop in Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sediment Pollution to Chesapeake Bay

February 02, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Program Makes Measured Progress Toward Restoring the Watershed


October 08, 2015

Cleaner Air, Cleaner Waters: Story Map Illustrates Air Pollution Reductions Over Time

October 06, 2015

Record $11.5 Million Will Support Cleaner Water, Improved Habitat in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

July 30, 2015

Chesapeake Bay’s Underwater Grass Abundance Rises 27 Percent in 2014

July 23, 2015

Chesapeake Executive Council Releases Plans to Restore and Protect Bay Watershed

July 15, 2015

Bay Program Partners Welcome New Climate Change Coordinator

July 01, 2015

Blue Crabs Doing Better, But Report Notes There’s Still Room for Improvement

June 18, 2015

Seventeen public access sites open along Chesapeake rivers and streams

May 08, 2015

Shad Abundance Surpasses Restoration Goals in Potomac, Rappahannock Rivers

April 06, 2015

Trends Show Jurisdictions Reducing Pollution Entering Chesapeake Bay

March 16, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Program Welcomes Public Input on Draft Management Strategies

February 03, 2015

Experts Consider Chesapeake Bay an Ecosystem in Recovery

January 23, 2015

Long-Term Nutrient, Sediment Levels Declining in Chesapeake Bay


December 11, 2014

Chesapeake Executive Council names Virginia’s Governor McAuliffe as Next Chair

September 23, 2014

$9.8 Million will Reduce Pollution, Improve Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

September 22, 2014

$9.8 Million will Reduce Pollution, Improve Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

September 16, 2014

Bay Program Partners Invite Watershed Groups, Citizens to Participate in Creating Plans for Restoring Chesapeake Lands and Waters

July 02, 2014

Annual Analysis of Blue Crab Population Voices Caution

June 16, 2014

Six Governors, D.C. Mayor, EPA Administrator and Chesapeake Bay Commission Chair Sign Landmark Agreement to Restore and Protect Bay Watershed

May 22, 2014

Thirty-six new public access sites opened along Chesapeake rivers and streams

April 21, 2014

Chesapeake Bay’s Underwater Grass Abundance Rises 24 Percent

April 15, 2014

Shad Abundance in Chesapeake Bay Reaches 41 Percent of Goal

March 24, 2014

Bay Program Partners Continue to Reduce Pollutants Entering Chesapeake Bay

March 12, 2014

Public and Groups to Offer Input Tomorrow on Draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

February 25, 2014

Science Shows Restoration Efforts Can Improve Local Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay

January 29, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Program Welcomes Feedback on Draft Watershed Agreement


December 12, 2013

Chesapeake Executive Council Chooses Maryland’s Governor O’Malley as Next Chair

November 27, 2013

Restoration Work Is Cause for Optimism on Road to Restoring an Impaired Chesapeake Bay

October 30, 2013

More Than $9.2 Million in Grant Money Will Support Cleaner Local Waters Across the Chesapeake Bay Region

July 09, 2013

Eighteen New Public Access Sites Created in Chesapeake Region in 2012

April 30, 2013

Bay Program Partners Continue Progress to Stem the Flow of Excess Pollutants to Rivers and the Chesapeake

April 18, 2013

Bay’s Underwater Grasses Decline For Third Year

January 31, 2013

Bay Shows Signs of Resilience as Partners Report on Health and Progress toward Local Pollution Reduction Goals

January 15, 2013

Media Briefing: Assessing Pollution Trends from Bay’s Rivers


October 03, 2012

Decline in Incentives, Higher Commodity Prices Means Downward Trend in Forest Buffer Restoration

September 06, 2012

Wetlands Play Critical Role in Bay's Health During Hurricane Season

August 27, 2012

More than $9 Million in Grants Awarded to Restore Habitats, Improve Urban Environments and Increase Citizen Engagement around the Chesapeake Region

July 20, 2012

New Report Highlights Ways to Keep Blue Crab Population Healthy

July 09, 2012

Chesapeake Executive Council Elects New Chair, Announces Local Government Award Recipients and Discusses Progress toward Healthy Waters

June 12, 2012

2011 Levels of Dissolved Oxygen Lowest in Last Four Years

March 28, 2012

Underwater Grasses Survey Shows Both Decline and Resilience in 2011

March 02, 2012

Invasive Blue and Flathead Catfish Threat to Bay Ecosystems


July 11, 2011

Chesapeake Executive Council Discusses Bay Restoration Progress; Re-ups EPA Administrator Jackson as Chair

May 09, 2011

Health of Chesapeake Region Streams and Rivers Improving; Many Still Degraded

May 04, 2011

Report from the National Academy of Sciences Reinforces New Direction Chesapeake Bay Program is Headed

April 21, 2011

Underwater Bay Grasses Decrease by 6,239 Acres in Chesapeake Bay and Rivers in 2010


November 04, 2010

Thirty-four Environmental Projects Receive $3.4 Million to Protect and Restore Chesapeake Bay and Local Waterways

August 05, 2010

$5.8 Million in Grants for Innovative Projects to Reduce Water Pollution in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

July 07, 2010

Mary Ann Lisanti, Harford County Councilwoman, Elected Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Local Government Advisory Committee

June 03, 2010

Chesapeake Executive Council Increases Government Accountability and Improves Coordination By Launching ChesapeakeStat

April 27, 2010

Underwater Bay Grasses Increase 12 Percent in Chesapeake Bay and Rivers in 2009, But Remain Far Below Abundance Goal

April 07, 2010

Chesapeake Bay Program's 2009 Bay Barometer shows slight upticks in health, but continued poor overall condition for the Bay; accelerated restoration efforts needed

January 28, 2010

Chesapeake Bay Education Website BayBackpack.com Launched

January 05, 2010

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Becomes Chair of Chesapeake Executive Council


November 30, 2009

Chesapeake Bay Program Director to Tour New York Environmental Projects

September 14, 2009

Thirty-two Environmental Projects Receive $2.8 Million to Protect and Restore Chesapeake Bay and Local Waterways

August 11, 2009

Website Launched for Chesapeake Bay Executive Order

June 10, 2009

Congress Asked to Reduce Water Pollution from Highways

May 12, 2009

New Course Charted for the Chesapeake Bay's Recovery

April 29, 2009

Underwater Bay Grasses Increased in Chesapeake Bay and Rivers in 2008

March 19, 2009

Bay Barometer shows degraded health of Chesapeake Bay did not improve in 2008; Partnership meets land preservation goal, continues to increase restoration efforts

March 12, 2009

J. Charles Fox Named Senior Advisor on Chesapeake Bay and Anacostia River

January 15, 2009

$23 Million Released for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative

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