The Conowingo Dam is the single most important issue as well as the largest threat to the success of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan. The Conowingo Dam sits on the Susquehanna River just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay holding back debris and over 200 tons of sediment and nutrient pollution that spill over into the bay during our ever-increasing extreme weather events. Two recent developments in the relicensing and regulation of the dam call into question whether or not we will do the right thing in mitigating the most important threat to the restoration of the Bay and the Susquehanna River.
Join us for a town hall discussion on June 29 about these developments and the future of the Conowingo Dam cleanup. Marc Steiner will moderate a discussion of representatives from Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Sassafras Riverkeeper, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation about their challenge to the federal license filed on June 17th, and plans to address the 50-year federal dam license and ensure accountability and fairness in the dam cleanup over the next 50 years. Watermen, a Citizens Advisory Committee member, and other stakeholders will join in the discussion.
Date: Tuesday, June 29
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
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