Choose Clean Water Coalition

July 14, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed is 64,000 square miles and encompasses parts of six states and the District of Columbia. Pollution from agriculture, stormwater runoff, and wastewater treatment plants has threatened water quality in the region. The Choose Clean Water Coalition was formed as a coalition of more than 200 advocacy groups seeking to protect water quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and the NYLCV Education Fund is the State Outreach Lead for the coalition.

The Coalition seeks an increase in federal funding for programs supporting progress toward water quality goals and endeavors to work at a local level to monitor pollutant levels in the watershed. As the northernmost region of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, New York State must play an important role in helping the Coalition to achieve its water quality goals. In the next two years, we will work with local partners to identify priorities, promote those priorities, and build on the success of the Coalition in other states to empower New York-based organizations to achieve their goals.

On October 18th, join us for a forum about the connection between the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the Upper Susquehanna River Watershed. Register here.

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