Plan Calls For More Access To Chesapeake Waters - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Plan Calls For More Access To Chesapeake Waters

Posted: Updated:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A new Chesapeake Bay watershed access plan calls for more ways to get to the water.
    
The National Park Service and the six bay watershed states released the plan Wednesday. The plan recommends expanding places where visitors can get to the water by more than 20 percent.
    
Plan authors found more than 1,000 sites where people can launch boats, fish, swim and view the bay and its tributaries. But they also found many areas with little or no access. Those include nearly 60 miles of the south side of the tidal James River in Virginia. Stretches of the Rappahannock, Potomac, Susquehanna and Nanticoke rivers also had limited or no access.
    
The watershed covers parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and the District of Columbia.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Feds Send 117 Immigrant Children To DE

    Feds Send 117 Immigrant Children To DE

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:12:00 GMT
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell says 117 children who immigrated alone to the United States have been placed with families in Delaware.    Markell told state lawmakers in a letter Thursday thatMore >>
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell says 117 children who immigrated alone to the United States have been placed with families in Delaware.    Markell told state lawmakers in a letter Thursday thatMore >>
  • UPDATE: Suspects Sought By Dover PD Turn Themselves In

    UPDATE: Suspects Sought By Dover PD Turn Themselves In

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:08:30 GMT
    DOVER, Del. - Two suspects sought by Dover Police on attempted murder charges turned themselves in to authorities on Thursday.Police say Shaquille Bolden, 19, of Dover and Kinon Teat, 18, of Felton turnedMore >>
    DOVER, Del. - Two suspects sought by Dover Police on attempted murder charges turned themselves in to authorities on Thursday.Police say Shaquille Bolden, 19, of Dover and Kinon Teat, 18, of Felton turnedMore >>
  • Traffic Stop Turns Drug Bust In Wicomico Co.

    Traffic Stop Turns Drug Bust In Wicomico Co.

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:53:25 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md. - A man is behind bars after a traffic stop turns into a drug bust in Wicomico County.According to reports, just after midnight Friday morning, troopers with the Maryland State Police stoppedMore >>
    SALISBURY, Md. - A man is behind bars after a traffic stop turns into a drug bust in Wicomico County.According to reports, just after midnight Friday morning, troopers with the Maryland State Police stoppedMore >>
  • ContestsMore>>

  • Skybox Giveaway - August 11

    Skybox Giveaway - August 11

    Win a SkyBox for you and 24 of your closest family and friends!More >>
    Win a SkyBox for you and 24 of your closest family and friends!
    More >>
  • Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-06-26 11:57:18 GMT
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.