The State of Delaware is accepting public comment and input on the state’s Watershed Implementation Plan, Phase II, a long-term plan to reduce pollutants in state waterways that feed into the Chesapeake Bay.
The Department of Natural Resources has already spent a year developing the plan and obtaining viewpoints from citizens, groups and stakeholders. The draft plan is to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency shortly. DNREC accepts more feedback until December 13th, with additional opportunities for comment until the final plan is submitted to the DPA March 30th, 2012. Delaware is one of six Chesapeake watershed states, along with the District of Columbia, that are required to develop plans to restore water quality by 2025. CLICK HERE to find out more about Delaware’s initiative. About 35-percent of Delaware is within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and includes land in all three counties.