Join us on Wednesday, September 23 from 12:00-1:00pm for the first CRC RoundtableEnvironmental Monitoring in the Time of COVID-19. During the first half of the webinar, our invited speakers will provide an overview from federal, state, and citizen perspectives. For the second half of the webinar, we invite your questions and lively discussion from all participants

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our lives and the way we do business, including the way research, monitoring, and management are conducted. As we look into the not-so-distant future, difficult budget decisions may impact monitoring activities at the state and federal level and by association, the management decisions they inform. CRC invites you to participate in a robust conversation around the importance of environmental monitoring and how wise decisions can be made about balancing monitoring activities with other priorities to ensure that management of Chesapeake Bay continues to be informed by the best science available.


  • John Kennedy, Director, Office of Ecology and Infrastructure, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Lee McDonnell, Branch Chief, Science, Analysis and Implementation Branch, EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
  • Matthew J. Ehrhart, Director of the Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program, Stroud Water Research Center; and Citizens Advisory Committee Chair

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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.