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Show Me the Money: Federal Chesapeake Bay and Water Appropriations 101
Presenters: Josh Saks, Senior Legislative Representative, National Wildlife Federation
Mike Burke, Projects Director, Office of Senator Ben Cardin
Annual appropriations provide hundreds of millions of dollars to support restoration efforts throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In this breakout session we’ll provide an overview of the appropriations process and the various appropriations accounts and projects that benefit water quality from Cooperstown to Virginia Beach. Finally, we’ll discuss the appropriations outlook for the 112th Congress and how you might play a role in the process.