Tag Archives: Chesapeake Bay

Champions for the Chesapeake hosts virtual fundraising race

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From September 26 through November 14, Chesapeake Conservancy will host its first virtual race, “Champions for the Chesapeake.” Launching on National Public Lands Day (Sept. 26), funds from the race will support the nonprofit’s advocacy efforts to establish the “Chesapeake National Recreation Area,” which would create National Park Service (NPS) unit status for the Chesapeake Bay. “Chesapeake Conservancy and our ...

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Virginia lawmakers introduce fish conservation bills

Virginia State Senator Lynwood Lewis and State Delegate Ken Plum introduced two bills (SB791/HB1448) that would require the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations necessary to manage Atlantic menhaden. In response, NMMA applauded both pieces of legislation, calling the measures critical in the fight to protect forage fish. In December, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued a decision ...

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