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Pennsylvania Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP)

In June, 2017 IEN facilitated the kickoff and listening session for Pennsylvania’s Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). 

The event, attended by over 200 local government representatives, members of the agricultural community, and other stakeholders, was an opportunity for participants to share ideas for how the state can best achieve federally mandated water pollution reductions in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 

Since the launch of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Strategy, Pennsylvania has made significant progress toward meeting EPA targets, but continues to lag behind in achieving the goals outlined for nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment levels. 

Photo courteesy of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania