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Chesapeake Bay gateways program

United States. Government Accountability Office.

Chesapeake Bay gateways program

National Park Service needs better accountability and oversight of grantees and gateways : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives

by United States. Government Accountability Office.

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Published by GAO in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Management.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States Government Accountability Office.
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC107 .A123 U54 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 53 p. :
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16216909M
    LC Control Number2006475472

      The term ‘Federal restoration activity’ means a Federal program or project carried out under Federal authority in existence as of the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 18, ] with the express intent to directly protect, conserve, or restore living resources, habitat, water resources, or water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including programs or projects that provide. This is a full-time TERM position located in the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office. The primary focus of the position is to initiate an educational and programmatic outreach project benefiting the NPS Chesapeake Gateways & WaterTrails Network and the Chesapeake Bay Program. The incumbent will be responsible for: assessing current Chesapeake stewardship-related curriculum and.

    The program implements a presidential executive order recognizing the Chesapeake Bay as a national treasure and requiring the federal government to lead an effort to restore and protect the nation's largest estuary and its watershed. Guide to a Model Program for Onsite in the Chesapeake Bay .   Section (c) of the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of (Public Law ; 54 U.S.C. note) is amended by striking "" and inserting "" Originally authorized as a pilot program in , the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Program set up a network of Chesapeake Bay-related sites, such as parks, wildlife refuges, and trails.

    Shown Here: Introduced in Senate (05/01/) Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network Reauthorization Act. This bill reauthorizes for FYFY the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Grants Assistance Program. A buffer is something that lessens or absorbs the shock of an impact. That is exactly what the Critical Area Buffer is intended to do, lessen the impact of people living and working within the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coastal Bays watersheds.


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Chesapeake Bay gateways program by United States. Government Accountability Office. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The program was established by Congress in to help the National Park Service and its partners connect people to the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers.

NPS uses Gateways funding to provide technical and financial assistance to communities and organizations to increase public access to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Chesapeake Bay Gateways are the places to experience, first-hand, Chesapeake life and culture. Gateways are the Bay’s hidden treasures — each communicating a unique relationship and story of the Chesapeake.

Gateways are parks, wildlife. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network connects you with the Chesapeake Bay's parks, wildlife refuges, maritime museums, historic communities, and water trails.

Travel to these sites to explore the Chesapeake Bay story and experience authentic tourism in the Chesapeake Bay region - Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and Washington D.C.

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Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program: National Park Service Needs Better Accountability and Oversight of Grantees and Gateways. InCongress passed the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act to establish a linked network of locations, such as parks, historic seaports, or museums--known as gateways--where the public can access and experience the bay.

The National Park Service (Park Service) provides support to the gateways through a related grant program. Incongressional concerns were raised about. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network is a partnership program of the National Park Service and a system of over parks, refuges, museums, historic communities and water trails in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

As a partnership program, it is not considered a Unit of the National Park System. Sites in the greater Chesapeake Bay Watershed are eligible to participate in the Network, including.

The Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network is a system of parks, refuges, museums, historic communities, and miles (1,) of water trails in the bay’s watershed.

These Gateway partners provide meaningful Chesapeake experiences, share their Chesapeake connections, and promote citizen stewardship. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network includes natural, cultural and recreational sites across the watershed.

Since its inception inthe network has expanded to include designated Gateways, including 21 water trails, each of which conveys a part of the Chesapeake story. The National Park Service would not manage or acquire any new lands.

The EPA Chesapeake Bay Program is an invaluable partner in the effort to conserve and restore the Chesapeake Bay, and this bill would greatly enhance that partnership. “Thank you to the Committee for fully funding the Chesapeake Bay Gateways program and for extending the program’s authorization.

The Gateways program provides critical. The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that brings together leaders and experts from a vast range of agencies and organizations. Each Bay Program partner uses its own resources to implement Bay restoration and protection activities.

Partners work together through the Bay Program’s goal teams, workgroups and committees to collaborate, share information and set goals. Sincethe Chesapeake Bay Program has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Bay Program partners include federal and state agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations and academic institutions. Staff members work at our offices in Annapolis, Maryland, and at partner organizations throughout the watershed. “The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program is critical for linking parks, trails, museums, and more to ensure that both residents and visitors to our region can experience all of the great historic.

Sincethe Gateways program has allowed the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office to provide more than $13 million in financial and technical assistance for more than projects in.

ChessieBook is a data repository for the Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed. It provides a convenient place for owners and breeders to maintain health, title and pedigree data for Chesapeakes around the world. Forever Yours Pledge.

The data stored in the ChessieBook is, and will always be, valuable information for the Chessie community. As such. H.R. would authorize the appropriation of $3 million annually for the National Park Service’s (NPS’s) Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network grant program from through Under current law, that authorization expires at the end of In andthe NPS allocated about $2 million each year for the program.

To amend the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network. The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands hearing today, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Task Force Co-Chair John Sarbanes (D-Md.) provided testimony that highlighted the long-running success and benefits of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program and urged his colleagues to pass legislation he introduced to reauthorize the program.

The Chesapeake Bay (/ ˈ tʃ ɛ s ə p iː k / CHESS-ə-peek) is an estuary in the U.S. states of Maryland and Bay is located in the Mid-Atlantic region and is primarily separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the Delmarva Peninsula (including the parts: the Eastern Shore of Maryland / Eastern Shore of Virginia and the state of Delaware) with its mouth of the Bay at the south end.

Page 2 GAO Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program approximately $11 million to implemen t and manage the network and grant program. To help guide the formati on and management of the network and grant program, the Park Service assembled the CBGN working group, an.

Program Accomplishments. From requests for grants totaled $10, and $7, in requests were funded, or 71 percent. Uses and Use Restrictions. Gateways grants assist projects at designated Gateways in the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.

Only projects related to a currently designated Gateway are eligible for assistance. Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. line staff and interpretive guide training and resources on Chesapeake themes. o Expanding youth engagement through the Chesapeake Youth Corps program through teams in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kids in Kayaks program.

o Advancing local, state, private, and federal collaborative conservation in.The final three cancellations this month for the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network partnership program are for three locations that already had Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail cancellations.

The Columbia Crossing Center is located on the Susquehanna River in the town of Columbia, Pennysylvania and the nearby Zimmerman Center.The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network is a system of parks, refuges, museums, historic communities, and water trails throughout the Bay watershed that helps visitors find, enjoy, and understand the Chesapeake’s many resources.

Designated Gateways tell the Chesapeake’s story, ultimately to foster involvement in Bay stewardship.