The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1.1 million to Maryland’s Chesapeake Conservancy to update and improve key environmental data.
The effort will provide data showing the environmental impacts of land use to help Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, according to the Annapolis-based Chesapeake Conservancy.
“This project will give states, counties and local jurisdictions critical information on how the landscape is changing over time and how these changes impact progress towards achieving restoration of local waters and the Chesapeake Bay,” EPA Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio said in a statement. “It will also provide more accurate information about how water moves through the landscape which will help the partners plan restoration efforts.”
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