Ocean Pines to host briefing on nutrients in the bays

Photo: Vera McCullough

Photo: Vera McCullough

SANDI SMITH | 10 January 2014

The Maryland Department of Environment has proposed limits on nutrients entering our bays by establishing the Nitrogen and Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). This is required by the Federal Clean Water Act and was calculated to ensure clean water for sea grasses, crabs, fish and shellfish.

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) encourages you to review this plan and attend an informational briefing on the draft TMDL to be held on

January 16, 2014
from 4:30PM to 6:30PM
Ocean Pines Library Meeting Room

Copies of the draft document have been placed in branches of the Worcester County Library –

Berlin Branch
220 North Main Street
(410-641-0650)

Ocean City Branch
10003 Coastal Highway
(410-524-1818)

Ocean Pines Branch
11107 Cathell Road
(410-208-4014)

Snow Hill Branch
307 North Washington Street
(410-632-3495)

The draft document is also available on the Internet here

The draft is also available by mail, contact Ms. Melissa Chatham at MDE/SSA, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230, or by telephone at 410-537-3937.

More about the announcement from the MDE here

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