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Numbers: Responding to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Petition

June 13, 2005

Questions Answers

Partnership & Restoration Facts

Year the Chesapeake 2000 agreement (strategic plan for cleaning up the Bay by 2010) signed?


Number of states involved in Chesapeake Bay partnership?


7 (Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and DC)

Total number of partners involved in the Chesapeake Bay partnership?

Over 50, for a complete list of partners visit:

http://www.chesapeakebay.net/baypartners.htm [BROKEN] Exit EPA Disclaimer



Year the partners agreed to a unified NPDES permitting approach?


Pounds annual reduction of nutrients into the Bay as a result of the unified permitting approach?

18.5 million


Number of wastewater treatment plants that will be required to install pollution removing technology due to the permitting approach?

More than 400

Pounds of nitrogen loads to the Bay reduced from 1983 to 2000?

60 million

Restoration Since 2000

Miles of riparian buffers planted?



Fish passage miles opened?


Shad stocked in the Bay and its tributaries?

153 million

Acres of land preserved?


Acres of restored, enhanced, and created wetlands?


New acres under nutrient management plans?

1.33 million

Dollars Contributed

Federal government partners spending annually on Bay restoration?

Over $200 million

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