Join us on Wednesday, October 21 from 12:00-1:00pm for the second CRC Roundtable, Integrating Environmental Justice into Decision-Making, to discuss environmental justice issues, progress, and future plans within the EPA, Chesapeake Bay Program, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. During the first half of the webinar, our invited speakers will provide an overview from multiple perspectives. For the second half of the webinar, we invite your questions and lively discussion from all participants.

Between protests against systemic racism and the social ramifications related to the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions around environmental justice are more prevalent than ever. In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, many lower-income communities, people of color, or minority groups are disproportionately affected by pollution and environmental threats, placing an unequal health burden on the people living there. Environmental justice refers to the efforts to change that and ensure equal access to clean water, clean air, and a safe environment.


  • Reggie Harris, Branch Chief, Communities & Tribes Branch, Office of Communities, Tribes & Environmental Assessment, EPA
  • Jim Edward, Deputy Director, EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
  • Jay Ford, Virginia Policy and Grassroots Advisor, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Taylor Lilley, Environmental Justice Staff Attorney, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here:


About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We are launching the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources.

The new lunchtime seminars will invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars will also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.