The continued strong bipartisan support for the Chesapeake Bay Program is welcome news for Virginia.

From Virginia Mercury. Appropriations omnibus increases Chesapeake Bay Program funding by $2.5 million. December 22, 2020.

The bump in funding comes despite Trumps request to slash the budget, and as the program’s six states enter the final stretch of a decade-long push to clean up the nation’s largest estuary.

The Blueprint plan signed by the six states sets a 2025 deadline for each to meet major targets in reducing sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus that flow from agricultural fiends, city streets and sewage treatment plants into the bay.