VA Gov. Northam Wants to Spend $773 Million to Save the Bay

//VA Gov. Northam Wants to Spend $773 Million to Save the Bay

VA Gov. Northam Wants to Spend $773 Million to Save the Bay

VA Gov. Ralph Northam wants to put more money into the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort than Virginia ever has in state history.

The governor’s proposed 2020 budget marks the beginning of a larger five-year plan to spend almost three-quarters of a billion dollars to improve water quality.

The Northam administration suggested increases for several Bay restoration efforts in 2020, including:

●$90 million for the state’s “agricultural best management practices cost-share program,” experts to help farmers, and programs dedicated to fight runoff

●$50 million for the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund, to reduce impervious surface pollution

●$11 million to support the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation and the governor’s conservation strategy

●$2.5 million for additional staffing at the Department of Environmental Equality

The increases would be part of a multi-year investment plan totaling nearly $775 million through 2024.

Read the full report from Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

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Governor Northam during the 30th Annual Clean the Bay Day. Photo: Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam.

By |2018-12-19T14:26:11+00:00December 19th, 2018|Blog|

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