Statement: Hogan Administration Releases Comprehensive Environmental Plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, and the Chesapeake Bay

Annapolis, MD – Chesapeake Conservancy President & CEO Joel Dunn issued this statement following the release of a comprehensive environmental plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, and the Chesapeake Bay by the Hogan Administration.

“The Hogan Administration has structured an agreement that has the potential to fuel a Chesapeake restoration economy.

“Encouraging investments in upstream water quality improvements, such as wetland restoration, floodplain reconnection, and riparian buffers will lead to cost effective solutions that provide long-term benefits.

“This is a bold step that will help restore the largest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay while improving local economies.”

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