Chesapeake Bay report card to be released today

Written by The Associated Press | May 8, 2017 1:57 AM

(Baltimore) -- The Chesapeake Bay's 2016 report card is slated to be released today.

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is putting out its 11th annual report on the health of the nation's largest estuary in Baltimore.

Democratic U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland is scheduled to attend a news conference at Baltimore's Inner Harbor to discuss the report.

Ben Grumbles, secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment, and Mark Belton, secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, also are set to attend.

Nick DiPasquale, director of the federal Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program, also is on the guest list of speakers.

The Susquehana River Basin is the bay's largest tributary.

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