Published on 05-09-2013 08:57 AM
Annapolis, Md. - The State of Maryland and the Department of Defense (DoD) today entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement to work together to protect and enhance Maryland's coastal resources, in a signing at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines how DoD facilities and projects will meet the federal law requirements of the Coastal Zone Management Act to ensure that their actions affecting these resources are consistent with State policies.
"I want to thank our federal partners for joining us in our goal of strengthening and revitalizing our State's watershed through the efficient and sensitive management of our coasts," said Governor Martin O'Malley. "This partnership helps us strike a better balance between people and nature, ensuring the Chesapeake Bay's ecosystem including birds, fish, wildlife, waterways and