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Main Title State of the Bays Report, 2004.
CORP Author Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Boston.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2009-112237
Additional Subjects Bays Report 2004 ; Massachusetts Bays Program ; National Estuary Program ; Pollution ; Development ; Overuse ; Massachusetts Bays Program (MBP) ; Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2009-112237 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 52p
The Massachusetts Bays Program is a partnership of citizens, communities, and government that strives to protect and enhance the coastal health and heritage of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. The Massachusetts Bays Program (MBP) was launched in 1988 to address the mounting threats to the health of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. In 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accepted the MBP into the National Estuary Program, which was established to identify nationally significant estuaries threatened by pollution, development, or overuse, and to promote the preparation of comprehensive management plans to ensure their health. The MBP developed a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the Bays region with the help of nearly 300 individuals representing a wide array of private, government, and community interests. This large network of partners, called the Management Conference, directs and implements the MBP. The final CCMP, published in 1996 and revised in 2003, is a blueprint for coordinated management and protection of the Bays resources. It features 17 action plans containing 87 specific actions for preventing pollution, preserving habitat, and restoring the Bays degraded resources.