Skip to main content

Groups seek federal role in Chesapeake cleanup

Dozens of environmental groups are joining together to push for stronger federal efforts to clean up the waterways that drain into the Chesapeake Bay, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun.

"For years, the Clean Water Act has offered the promise of cleaning up our waters," Jan Jarrett, executive director of Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future, said in a statement announcing the formation of the Choose Clean Water Campaign. "We need to move from promises to results for the more than 900 rivers, streams and creeks that flow into the Chesapeake Bay."

The group includes American Rivers, Ducks Unlimited and the Natural Resources Defense Council, as well as regional and local organizations such as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and 1000 Friends of Maryland. It plans to focus on reducing all sources of pollution degrading the Chesapeake, as well as changes in federal transportation policy to reduce environmental harm from highway construction, and for national legislation to address climate change, the newspaper reports.

Last week's announcement came a week after President Obama signed an executive order calling for a greater federal role in the Bay restoration effort.

Click here to read the full report.

Related

BOB-CONFERENCE

MMTA Sets Date for Conference

The educational Business of Boating Conference will be held in Foxboro, Mass., with in-person and remote attendance options.

AKZONOBEL

AkzoNobel Nominates Board Member

Ben Noteboom is expected to be elected chair to succeed the retiring Nils Andersen.

MARINE-MARKETERS

Neptune Awards Adds Category

“Boat Show Marketing” will recognize promotional efforts for shows, and entries will be accepted until Dec. 18.

WOMEN-SAILING

Sailing Convention for Women Returns

Postponed during Covid, the event will include on-water training, networking opportunities and workshops.

Norm

MBIA Names Board Members

The Michigan Boating Industries Association elected four new directors and named the officers who will serve next year. Also, the 2023 schedule for “Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!” is taking shape.

CL.YACHTS

CL Yachts Expands Dealer Network

The Hong Kong-based builder added retail locations in Australia, Dubai, Singapore and Macau.

LEGEND.BOAT.FIX

Legend Boats Partners With Boat Fix

The Canadian builder will offer the telematics system, which provides tracking, monitoring and 24-7 service, on new models starting next year.

MARINEMAX

MarineMax Establishes Technology Division

The company’s Boatyard and Boatzon units will operate under the new entity, New Wave Innovations.