In 2019, the Local Government Advisory Committee and Local Leadership Workgroup began work on a suite of learning materials that frame the Chesapeake Bay Program’s goals through the lens of a very important audience: local government officials. Elected officials make decisions for their communities that impact restoration progress. This past year, a second phase of work culminated in Protect Local Waterways, an online learning library chock full of resources about how environmental goals intersect with a thriving economy, resilient infrastructure, protected public health and safety, and improved education. While originally intended for local officials, the resources are valuable across audiences.

Join us on Wednesday, March 20th, from 12-1pm to learn about the resources available and how to make the most of them.


  • Laura Cattell Noll, Local Government Initiative Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Shannon Moore, Energy & Environment Division Director, Frederick County, MD

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 launched 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. Learn more about what we accomplished in 2023 in our annual report and watch our 50th anniversary video.

The lunchtime seminars invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making. The Roundtable is supported in part by the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office.