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2013 Named 'Year Of The Chesapeake Bay'

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is declaring 2013 as the Year of the Chesapeake Bay.

The governor and the heads of a host of several state agencies, nonprofits and research institutions are getting together to kick off what they're calling a "Reclaim the Bay" campaign. They're pointing out the progress that the state has made in meeting federal requirements to reduce water pollution.

Maryland has been one of the most proactive states on that front.

Throughout the year the different groups will host events such as tree plantings to highlight local water quality and promoting cost-effective stormwater control.

The results of an annual independent assessment of the bay's health is expected out later this year; it will also estimate how much pollution has beeen prevented from entering the bay from all of the states in the watershed.

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