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MPPDC Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan

When VDEQ offered financial support for local water quality improvement planning, the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (along with the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission and the George Washington Regional Commission) reached out to The Berkley Group for expert assistance.  The state provided funds to regional entities to engage their member localities in the investigation of data, developing data reporting procedures, and planning voluntary actions to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay.  In 2018, The Berkley Group developed a regional Watershed Implementation Plan for the Middle Peninsula PDC that focused on economic development synergies to create self-sustaining programs that would create jobs, support working waterfronts, increase tourism, and improve water quality.  We continue to support these localities - Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, and Middlesex counties and the incorporated towns of Tappahannock, Urbanna, and West Point – in implementation of the plan.