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Chesapeake Bay National Recreation Area Suggested

July 31st, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes have introduced legislation to establish the Chesapeake Bay National Recreation Area.  It would be a collection of new and existing public parks and lands along the Bay in Maryland and Virginia, creating more access to the Chesapeake Bay and provide a National Park visitor experience. The recreation area will raise the visibility of the bay as an important resource, provide jobs and increase private investment.  The legislation follows a 2022 public opinion poll showing support for National Park Service status for the area.