University of Maryland Environmental Science Center
Baltimore, Maryland, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
WHO: Dr. Peter Goodwin, Chair, University of Maryland Environmental Science Center
US Representative Dutch Ruppersberger (MD)
Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (guest)
Secretary Horacio Tablada, Maryland Department of Environment
Jake Reilly, Director, Chesapeake Bay Programs, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Dr. Bill Dennison, Vice President of Science Applications, UMCES
WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) – Lobby Level
701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
WHAT: The University of Maryland Environmental Science Center (UMCES) will present 16th annual Chesapeake Bay Watershed Report and report on the current state of the bay and its watershed on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 3 p.m. This year’s indicators include:
- Economic indicators – New this year, UMCES will report on the health of local and regional economies through job growth and median income, and on economic disparities through income inequality and the need for affordable housing.
- Social indicators – civic actions undertaken by residents to support the Bay, including volunteering and civic engagement; social and economic overlays;
- Protected lands – conserved landscapes maintain water quality and habitat; supporting forests, farms and maritime communities; and support cultural, indigenous and community values;
- Climate Safe Neighborhoods Initiative – heat vulnerability and climate indicators.
The press conference will be held in conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Community Research Symposium being held concurrently in Annapolis – with scientists from around the world gathered to discuss these findings: https://ccmp2022.chesapeake.org
The UMCES Integration and Application Network (IAN) produces a comprehensive, watershed-wide assessment of the health of the entire Chesapeake Bay and watershed. The report is based on an easily repeatable analysis of data that spans 35 years from 1986. UMCES not only creates the newsletter, with innovative and science-based metrics, but also outlines plans to engage public stakeholders and private in efforts to improve the Bay.
ON: The University of Maryland Environmental Science Center is leading the way to better manage Maryland’s natural resources and to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. From a network of labs located throughout the state, UMCES scientists provide sound evidence and guidance to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepare future scientists to meet challenges. 21st century worlds. www.umces.edu
*UMCES will follow all CDC guidelines for hosting an in-person event.*