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Non-profit inducts 10th class; advocates to preserve Chesapeake Bay

Posted: 5:21 PM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-21 11:25:29-04

EGDEWATER, Md. — As the water flows, a new class of advocates for the Chesapeake Bay is bubbling up on a mission to conserve and teach.

"Those in the previous classes, we see them in the community serving as leaders and it's so wonderful," said Jana Davis, the executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

The non-profit dedicated restoring water ways and forests in around the bay.

It's this group she says that will promote the green economy in Maryland, and keep the green coming in.

"Without a healthy Chesapeake Bay, you don't have a healthy boating industry, you don't have a healthy tourism industry, so the environmental health of the bay is directly linked to the economic of the state of Maryland," said U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen.

He admits more people must learn about the bay's health, to not only conserve it, but help people understand why it's so vital to the state.

"We've got a lot of work to do to make sure that we educate more people about how their daily activities are impacting the health of the Chesapeake Bay," Van Hollen said.

Activities that can trickle down to pollution and waste choking off the waterways into and out of the bay. Enough of a reason to plant the seed, Davis says, to as many as the non-profit can.