||Chesapeake Bay area public access technical assistance report.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
|| Chesapeake Bay Program,
||EPA 903-R-99-025; PB99166498
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)--Recreational use--Planning. ;
Susquehanna River Valley--Recreational use--Planning. ;
Recreation areas--Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)--Planning. ;
Recreation areas--Susquehanna River Valley--Planning. ;
Recreation areas--Planning. ;
United States--Chesapeake Bay Region. ;
United States--Susquehanna River Valley. ;
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Recreational use--Planning ;
Chesapeake Bay Area (Md. and Va.)--Recreational use--Planning
Chesapeake Bay ;
Public access ;
Outdoor recreation ;
Natural resources management ;
Public lands ;
Nature reserves ;
Design criteria ;
Environmental impact assessments ;
Natural resources conservation ;
District of Columbia ;
||Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA
||Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||106 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
In 1987, the governors of the Bay states, the mayor of Washington D.C., the administrator of the U.S. environmental Protection Agency, and the Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Commission entered into the Chesapeake Bay Agreement to restore and protect the Bay and it tributaries. One of the major initiatives of the Agreement involves the improvement of public access to the waters of the Bay. It is anticipated that this commitment will increase resources for the improvement of water-dependent and water-enhanced recreational opportunities in the coming years. Increased public awareness through expanded Bay access opportunities is considered essential in gaining public support and commitment for the preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. The Agreement outlines four general objectives to support the initiatives: Improve and maintain access to the Bay, including public beaches, parks, and forested lands; Improve opportunities for recreational and commercial fishing; Secure shoreline acreage to maintain open space and provide opportunities for passive recreation; Secure necessary acreage to protect unique habitat and environmentally sensitive areas.
"EPA 903-R-99-025." "July, 1999." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-90).