Governor Moore Named Chesapeake Executive Council Chair

Today, Governor Wes Moore was unanimously elected to serve as chair of the bipartisan Chesapeake Executive Council during a meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. The council, which serves as the primary policy and leadership body of the formal Chesapeake Bay Partnership’s effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, is comprised of the nine signatories to the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement governors of the five watershed states, the mayor of Washington D.C., the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the chair of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. 
The Chesapeake Bay belongs to everyone. It is a place of inspiration, source of economic strength, and a keystone of our environmental health, said Gov. Moore. We will grow our coalition and hold each other accountable for improving the health of the Bay. I believe in the power of partnership and if we follow the science, we can achieve our vision of a cleaner, greener, healthier Bay for all.
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the original Chesapeake Bay Agreement. Under the Moore-Miller Administration, Maryland is working to shift its Bay cleanup strategy to align with the latest scientific recommendations through several new initiatives. State agencies are pursuing more comprehensive restoration projects and partnering with community organizations to identify ways to improve shallow-water habitats to benefit fish and crabs and protect communities from flooding.

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