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Convening a watershed to save a national treasure

By Rachel Felver – Chesapeake Bay Program – March 28, 2019
Here at the Chesapeake Bay Program, we are proud to play the lead role in bringing everyone together that has a vested interest in restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. Guiding the collaboration of federal agencies, state governments, local elected officials, academic institutions and non-profit organizations in setting the policy and management actions for our nation’s largest estuary has been our charge since 1983. But how was the Chesapeake Bay Program formed? Who was instrumental in bringing together federal and state officials to publicly state—for the first time—that the Bay needed serious help if it’s decline would ever be reversed? Meet Fran Flanigan. In 1977, she joined the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as their Maryland coordinator, and after one year, was asked to step into the role of executive director, a position she held until her retirement in 2001.  Read full blog post here.

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