The Office of the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), announces the release of Virginia’s Final Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan for meeting the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (the Final Phase III WIP).View or download Virginia’s Final Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan
Secretary of Natural Resources: Chesapeake Bay Restoration
The Chesapeake Bay is the world’s greatest estuary and one of our nation’s most significant natural resources. As a Commonwealth we must ensure that we are responsible stewards of the Bay so that future generations can enjoy this natural treasure as much or more than we can. The Bay provides recreation for Virginians and visitors, billions of dollars in economic activity, and tremendous numbers of jobs and products. We are working with all of the other states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, along with the federal government and the District of Columbia, to improve the Bay’s water quality and wildlife.