Legislation introduced to boost resources for Chesapeake Bay conservation

09.27.19 · ABC 13 News

WASHINGTON — Legislation was introduced on Friday to help provide more resources to Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts.

The Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) Act, if passed, will create a new grant program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support habitat restoration in the Bay region.

The act is modeled after the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, which is funded at $5 million annually, and would provide millions in new resources to the Chesapeake Bay.

There are key areas in the tidal Chesapeake Bay system that would benefit from this program, including areas for wetland restoration.

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