The Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP): A Roadmap for Cleaning Up our Rivers and Streams, and the Chesapeake Bay
All counties in the State of Maryland have been charged with reducing water pollution in our rivers and streams. They must develop strategies for cleaning up local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay and compile them into a Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). The WIP will serve as our counties’ roadmap for better stewardship of our waterways, and for reducing flooding.
Take Action! Help Restore Local Streams, Rivers and Chesapeake Bay!
Draft county WIPs have been submitted to the Maryland Department of the Environment on November 18th, 2011.
Each county has submitted to the Maryland Department of the Environment a draft plan to reduce pollution that they are currently responsible for. These drafts are a subsection of the overarching "pollution diet" the Environmental Protection Agency has required for the State. The counties have until July 2, 2012 to finalize their plans.
- Comment Period is Open: submit comments on the county draft plans to support strong strategies. These comments will be used to ensure a strong final plan for each county and give Maryland the best possible start to cleaning up our waters! To submit click here.
Upcoming Public Informational Meetings
There is a need for the state to hold counties accountable for their pollution in order to successfully get these strategies and measures moving forward.
- Wednesday, February 29 -- 1:00-3:30 PM - Hagerstown Community College
- Thursday, March 1 -- 6:30-9:00 PM -- Baltimore County Agricultural Center
- Monday, March 5 -- 2:00-4:00 PM -- MDE, Baltimore
There are other ways to get involved too:
If you would like to get involved please click on your county on the right or contact Claudia at 301.277.7111. You can also send a message to email@example.com.
Water Campaign Counties: