Get to Know Bay Better During Chesapeake Awareness Week

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In an effort to increase awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Councilmember Craig Rice have proclaimed the second week in June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week in the county, according to a news release.

“I am proud of the innovative work of residents, stakeholders and neighboring municipalities who strive for cleaner, safer waterways,” said County Executive Ike Leggett in a statement.  “The Chesapeake Bay is an important resource of our region, and we in Montgomery County will continue to do our part to protect and preserve the more than 1,500 miles of County streams that flow into the Anacostia and Potomac rivers and eventually into the Bay.”

Leggett and Rice are encouraging residents to participate in activities and educational programs that focus on raising awareness to protect local resources like the Chesapeake Bay.

“We have accomplished a lot over the past few decades, but know that there is still a lot of work left to be done,” Rice said. “By partnering with our residents and businesses in implementing best practices such as green roofs, raingardens and recycling, we can all do our part in helping to clean and protect the Chesapeake Bay.”

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