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PA’s Phase 3 WIP State Implementation Team and Action Leaders

Chesapeake Bay Office

Leadership, Coordination and Support

Statewide Implementation

Leaders:  Chesapeake Bay Office (Jill Whitcomb and Kristen Wolf)

State Team 
  • Co-Chairs:  Secretaries of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Department of Agriculture (PDA)
  • Purpose: Leadership to guide Pennsylvania’s WIP implementation, support countywide implementation efforts, and review and revise Pennsylvania’s milestones and programmatic initiatives as needed    
  • Frequency:  Two times per year (every six months)
  • Members:  DEP, DCNR, PDA Management Team, Action Leaders 
Action Leaders
  • Purpose: Champions for clean water choices and Best Management Practice education and installation in their realm of influence.
  • Frequency:  Four times per year (quarterly)
  • Members:
    • Agriculture Leaders
    • Forestry Leaders
    • Stormwater Leaders
    • Wastewater Leaders
    • Funding Leaders
    • Communication and Engagement Leaders
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    • Monitoring & Data Management Leaders
    • Local Action Leaders
    • Programmatic Actions Leaders
    • Reporting Leaders

Statewide Local Action 

Leaders:  Chesapeake Bay Office, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Municipal Authority Association, State Conservation Commission 

  • Purpose:Provide leadership, support, direction, and networking with county implementation teams
    • Chesapeake Bay Office Clean Water Coordinator Team
    • County Clean Water Action Plan Coordinators

Statewide Monitoring & Data Management

Leaders: Bureau of Clean Water, Susquehanna River Basin Commission

  • Purpose: Provide support and guidance for water quality monitoring and state and local Best Management Practice tracking, verifying, and reporting
    • Water Quality Monitoring Initiatives
    • Reporting, Data Integration, Analysis, and Planning 

Statewide Programmatic Actions

Leaders: Chesapeake Bay Office, Bureau of Clean Water, Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands, DEP Regional Offices 

  • Purpose: Accountability and support from regional offices for clean water action and tracking nutrient reductions
  • Communications with regional office management, field staff, and county conservation districts
  • Annual strategy session with coordinators and county conservation districts to check progress and milestones

Statewide Reporting 

Leaders: Chesapeake Bay Office, Federal Partners (USDA-NRCS)

  • Purpose: Reporting statewide progress and updates to EPA and Partners
    • Outreach, compilation, reporting, and analysis of data
    • Communications with partners and public related to progress

Statewide Communication and Engagement

Leaders: Chesapeake Bay Office, DEP, DCNR, and PDA Communications Offices

  • Purpose: Tell Pennsylvania’s story of clean water and Phase 3 WIP progress to our partners/public
    • Outreach materials to support Best Management Practice education and implementation
    • Continual engagement with partners and the public

State Team Meetings

Meetings are open to the public.

Chesapeake Bay State Team Meeting
July 28, 2022
10 am – 12 pm

Agenda (PDF)
Pennsylvania’s Phase 3 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan: Progress, Projects, and Partners
EPA Updates: Pennsylvania Phase III WIP State Team Meeting
On-the-ground applications of data and technology to advance restoration outcomes
2022-2023 State Budget: A “Generational Investment” in Water Quality
DEP Submits Final Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan with New State Funds Supporting Partners’ Progress
Countywide Action Plans: Making an Impact (PDF)
The Power of Countywide Action Planning (PDF)

Chesapeake Bay State Team Meeting
February 3, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Agenda (PDF)
Meeting Recording (MP4)
Pennsylvania’s Phase 3 WIP: Partners, Projects, Progress (PDF)
USDA NRCS Chesapeake Bay Report (PDF)

Chesapeake Bay State Team Meeting
July 28, 2021
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Meeting Recording (MP4)
Agenda (PDF)

Chesapeake Bay State Team Meeting
January 26, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Meeting Recording (MP4)
Agenda (PDF)
State Team January 2021 (PDF)

Chesapeake Bay State Team Meeting
July 20, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meeting Recording (MP4)
Agenda (PDF)
State Team July 2020 (PDF)
State Team July 2020 Local Spotlight (PDF)