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New Resource Hub for Local Officials: Protect Local Waterways Website

Celebrate World Water Day by reading up on how you can protect the streams and waterways that run through your community!

Introducing Protect Local Waterways, a new award-winning web resource on how local leaders can help support the economy, public health, education, and infrastructure while protecting their communities’ environmental assets. Created by local officials for local officials, this website includes an extensive learning library spanning 11 environmental topics. From understanding the benefits of trees to building community buy-in on environmental behaviors, this learning library is the perfect place to start.

Protect Local Waterways supports and informs decision-making by local government leaders across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, showing elected officials how their actions to protect and restore the environment can support education, economic development, public health and safety, and infrastructure. It was developed in coordination with the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council and the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Local Leadership Workgroup.

Take action today to secure fishable, swimmable, and drinkable water for your locality! Visit the website at

VACo Contact: James Hutzler

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