The federal agencies directly involved in restoration efforts for the Chesapeake Bay are asking for comments on the Draft Fiscal Year 2013 Action Plan (1.62 mb) as required by Executive Order 13508, the Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Federal agencies included in this reports are the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, and Interior.
The FY 2013 Action Plan includes a tangible list of efforts to be undertaken by federal agencies. While some are continuations of projects started in fiscal years 2011 and 2012, others are new initiatives that build on preparatory work completed earlier. All are designed to increase the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay and achieve the goals set forth in the Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay.
The Action Plan highlights key work to be accomplished to restore clean water, recover habitat, sustain fish and wildlife, and conserve land and increase public access. Collaborative actions will also enhance supporting efforts to expand citizen stewardship, develop environmental markets, respond to climate change, and strengthen science.
Please provide comments (by clicking "Feedback" below and filling out the form) by COB November 27.