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Cardin helps kick off USDA Chesapeake Bay watershed cleanup effort at event near Baltimore
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, June 6, 2014 6:18 AM EDT
The U.S. Agriculture Department is kicking off a Chesapeake Bay watershed cleanup program with an event in the Baltimore suburb of Cockeysville.
They're touring an area farm and meeting with local famers to highlight the availability of federal funds for projects aimed at reducing fertilizer and sediment runoff from private land into the bay.
The six-state watershed is one of eight "critical conservation areas" the USDA has designated for special attention under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program.
The watershed includes parts of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia.