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Senate passes legislation to boost resources for Chesapeake Bay conservation

Chesapeake Bay improving but challenges remain
Posted at 7:48 PM, Jan 09, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Shelley Moore Capito announced the Senate passage of their bipartisan provision to provide more resources to Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts.

The provision creates a new $15 million grant program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support habitat restoration in the Bay region.

“Protecting the Bay wildlife is crucial to Maryland’s environment and economy. This new program will provide direct resources for our partners to undertake critical conservation efforts and will create a vital link between our local stakeholders and the Fish and Wildlife Service. I was proud to introduce this bipartisan bill and fight for its inclusion in this package. I will continue working on all fronts to support and protect the Chesapeake Bay,” said Senator Van Hollen.