New online tools help citizens monitor Chesapeake Bay restoration progress

Almost 18 million people live, work and play in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

They all now have an online tool to track the progress of the massive estuary’s restoration.

Called ChesapeakeProgress, the website gives visitors an overview of the multi-state effort to clean up the bay after decades of neglect.

It shows goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement involving the states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia; and the District of Columbia.

ChesapeakeProgress is the first in a suite of web tools designed to improve how the Chesapeake Bay Program communicates its progress and accomplishes its work.

It helps federal, public and internal oversight groups track progress toward the restorative goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

It includes accurate, up-to-date and accessible data and information on environmental health, habitat restoration and funding.

See news article.

See Chesapeake Progress website.

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