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Around the Watershed

Bay Program teams using cross-project initiatives to reach goals

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Working within a partnership like the Chesapeake Bay Program presents unique obstacles when it comes to achieving restoration goals.

Think of the challenge of finding a compromise between the different personalities in a dating relationship or marriage — only in the Bay Program’s relationship, there are nine partners, six goal implementation teams (GITs), 10 goals and 31 outcomes, all angling to prioritize their own agenda while trying to reach consensus on how to best move the partnership forward.

It may seem overwhelming, but over our 33-year history, the Bay Program has a longstanding tradition of achieving that consensus.

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Perspectives on issues facing the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed from participants in the Chesapeake Bay Program.

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