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Info sessions set on Bay cleanup

Want to know how Virginia will comply with federal plans to clean up the Chesapeake Bay?

 The Department of Conservation and Recreation worked  with local watershed roundtables to offer public information sessions—including two in the Fredericksburg region—on a proposed watershed implementation plan.

 The session for the Potomac River is May 15, 9:30–11 a.m. at the Prince William Development Services Building, Room 202, 5 County Complex Center in Woodbridge.

 For the Rappahannock and York rivers, it’s on May 30, 1:30–3:30 p.m.  at Union First Market Bankshares, 24010 Partnership Drive, Ruther Glen.

 Bay states are developing pollution “diets” for waterways—known as total maximum daily loads—designed to be in place by 2025.

 The state is receiving written comments through May 31. For more information, visit tmdl/index.shtml

—Rusty Dennen