Comments on: Cleaning the Chesapeake Bay http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/cleaning-the-chesepeake-bay/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: accoladescleaning http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/cleaning-the-chesepeake-bay/#comment-11990 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:22:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=663#comment-11990 Thank you for sharing valuable information. Nice post. I enjoyed reading this post. The whole blog is very nice found some good stuff and good information here Thanks

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By: DS http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/cleaning-the-chesepeake-bay/#comment-11989 Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:31:55 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=663#comment-11989 This post illuminates a critical step that needs to be taken to address pollution in our nations water ways. It is not commonly understood that individual pesticide and nutrient use has had a substantive impact on our waters health. It is becoming increasingly apparent that drastic non-point source reductions are needed to meet water quality standards in a wide variety of water bodies. A public awareness campaign could aid in increasing public involvement, either through individual land use decisions, or by increasing public pressure on the agriculture community.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/cleaning-the-chesepeake-bay/#comment-11988 Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:44:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=663#comment-11988 Thanks for your comments. I will share with my colleagues.

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By: Bob http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/02/cleaning-the-chesepeake-bay/#comment-11987 Mon, 23 Feb 2009 01:52:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=663#comment-11987 One item the EPA can address, and it’s rather simple with respect to the watersheds feeding the Chesapeake Bay: Local districts in Northern Virginia use mile cleaned or maintained in order to justify their usefulness. For example, if a class of volunteer team cleaned a really dirty stream for say 1/4 mile, then that is all that is registered or recorded.

But they [volunteers] may have removed 1,000+ pounds of materials (trash, etc.) CHANGE the metrics and get real data concerning our water sheds. I’ve experienced this situation and it seems ludicrous we still are using dated metrics from the 70s!!! This is an easy one EPA and it gives realistic transparency to the ongoing efforts and what educational programs can use given the variances in trash totals. Thanks.

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