There are many opinions surrounding the issues of water quality, agricultural practices and land use on the Eastern Shore, with multiple perspectives to consider. Learn more about the issues being discussed, as well as the concerns of various factions involved, by clicking on the links below.

Information about WIPs:

Chesapeake Bay TMDL, WIP description/documents
PowerPoint about WIPs, created by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)
MDE, “Development Support for the Chesapeake Bay Phase II WIP”

Local and Federal Organizations:

Council for Environmental Quality
US Department of Agriculture
MD Department of the Environment
MD Department of Planning
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries
US Environmental Protection Agency
EPA in Maryland
EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
MD Farm Bureau
MD Organic Food and Farming Association
MD Watermen’s Association

Click here to access contact information for elected officials.

Learn more about agriculture and farming families in your area:

Maryland Grain Producers
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.  
Wicomico Young Farmers & Ranchers