Goal Implementation Team Initiative

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has been designated to receive federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Team Project Initiative. The work funded by this initiative advances outcomes identified in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Each year, certain outcomes are chosen by the Chesapeake Bay Program as top priorities to address, and these stretch across all Goal Implementation Teams (GIT) and workgroups.

Click here to read the Request for Proposals for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement Goals and Outcomes.

For more information on the Chesapeake Bay Program: www.chesapeakebay.net


Projects funded to date and access to final reports:

Sustainable Fisheries GIT

Protect and Restore Vital Habitats GIT

Protect and Restore Water Quality GIT

  • Summarizing potential benefits of nutrient and sediment practices to reduce toxic contaminants (FY14)
  • Quantify BMP Impact on each Management Strategy (FY15)
  • Targeted Outreach Tools for Fish Consumption Advisories in Diverse Chesapeake Bay Communities (FY15)
  • Assessing Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Benefits (FY16)
  • Development of Chesapeake Bay Technology Assessment Protocol for Manufactured Stormwater Treatment Devices (FY16)
  • Assessing Benefits of Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Control Upgrades on Toxic Contaminants (FY16)

Maintain Healthy Watersheds GIT

Foster Chesapeake Stewardship GIT

  • Development of baseline indicator of citizen stewardship (FY14)
  • Metrics finalization and state implementation plans/Environmental literacy planning (FY14)
  • Leveraging local lessons / Development of a crowd sourced database as part of the Chesapeake Network to promote shared outreach and marketing case studies, results, and materials (FY14)
  • Phase II: Development of Baseline Indicator of Citizen Stewardship (FY15)
  • Public Access Data Quality Assurance and Application Integration (FY15)
  • Promoting Meaningful Stormwater Mitigation on Urban/Suburban School Grounds (FY16)
  • Phase III: Development of Baseline Indicator of Citizen Stewardship (FY16)
  • Environmental Justice Screen (FY16)

Enhance Partnering and Leadership GIT

Scientific, Assessment, and Reporting Team – Climate Resiliency Workgroup

  • Cross-Goal Climate Resiliency Analysis and Decision-Making Matrix and Implementation Methodology (FY15)
  • Development of Climate Change Indicators and Metrics for the Chesapeake Bay Program (FY16)