At the Chesapeake Executive Council meeting attended by COG staff, several measures were adopted intended to accelerate protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. This year, the Executive Council’s annual meeting was held in conjunction with a National Geographic Summit on Chesapeake Bay Education. Executive Council members committed to the following initiatives at the meeting:
Electronic copies of the reports, strategy documents, adoption statements, and agreements mentioned above are available on the Chesapeake Bay Program’s web site.
At the National Geographic Summit on Chesapeake Bay Education, regional experts participated in sessions focused on opportunities provided by the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement, new directions and technologies in the education arena, and current education practices in the watershed. Additionally, a new National Geographic Society web site was unveiled: Exploring the Chesapeake – Then and Now. The site offers tremendous resources for teachers, students, and others to learn about the Bay and its history.