Today July 15, The Chesapeake Bay Program welcomes it’s first-ever Climate Change Coordinator, a position managed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Office ! This is a big deal for us because it came about due to public interest and comment on this issue for the region. Your readers in your area required it of us!
As we were developing the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement in 2013-14, hundreds of citizens from NY to VA and WV to DE wrote to us demanding we address changing environmental conditions in our waters, forests, cities and communities – all due to climate.
So, we are very pleased to welcome, Zoe Johnson on board to lead and coordinate our efforts to develop climate change policies, and to help the six states and DC work together to increase the resiliency of the Bay watershed in the face of the adverse effects of changing environmental conditions.