Maryland's 2018-2019 Milestone Goals

State Two-Year Milestones

To promote continual progress, EPA’s accountability framework for restoring the Chesapeake Bay calls on states to identify milestones to be reached in two-year increments.
Maryland’s 2018-2019 Milestones can cover the period July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019 depending on the milestone category. There are two broad categories of milestones:
  • The implementation actions are on-the-ground activities that will result in nutrient and sediment load reductions. For the 2018-2019 cycle the USEPA will not require jurisdictions to commit to specific implementation actions as in past years. This is because 2017 represents the mid-point assessment between 2010 and 2025 and the modeling tools are being revised and updated with the latest science.  Due to the transition between model version Phase 5.3.2 and the new version Phase 6.0, Maryland has not provided implementation actions at this time. It is expected that nutrient and sediment reductions will continue on-the-ground and annual progress reports will be generated to record those reduction activities
  • The program enhancement actions (Final) are needed to increase resources and improve the implementation processes to accelerate future restoration. These programmatic milestones cover the period of January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019.  

Local Two-Year Milestones

In early 2018, Maryland also requested that all Counties and Baltimore City submit Two-Year Milestones to MDE that identify programmatic and implementation goals they will strive to meet during the 2018-2019 milestone period.  The local milestones reflect the near-term commitments of Maryland’s partners in the collaborative effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and our local rivers, lakes and streams.  These commitments are voluntary and may be comprised of programmatic or implementation activities.  The Local 2018-2019 Milestones are due to MDE by the end of January 2018 and will be posted below as they are received.
Allegany County Charles County Prince George's County
Anne Arundel County Dorchester County Queen Anne's County
Baltimore City Frederick County St. Mary's County
Baltimore County Garrett County Somerset County
Calvert County Harford County Talbot County
Caroline County Howard County Washington County
Carroll County Kent County Wicomico County
Cecil County Montgomery County Worcester County
Other Partner 2017 Milestone Goals

The 2018-2019 Milestones provided by other partners will be posted below as they are received.

  • Federal Partners
  • City of Annapolis
  • City of Bowie
  • City of Havre de Grace
  • County Agricultural Goals (Leaving MDE)
Contact Information
Please direct questions or comments to Dinorah Dalmasy at (410) 537-3572.

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