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Zug Serves As Vice-Chairman of PA Delegation to Chesapeake Bay Commission

Rep. Peter Zug (R-Lebanon) has been re-elected as vice chairman of the Pennsylvania delegation to the Chesapeake Bay Commission for the new legislative session.

The Chesapeake Bay Commission is a tri-state legislative commission that advises the General Assemblies of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania in cooperatively managing the Chesapeake Bay.

In 2004 legislation sponsored by Zug -- House Bill 2775 , now Act 231– was signed into law by Gov. Rendell creating a Watershed Education Program within the Department of Education to provide grants to school districts and environmental education centers to support water education efforts.

In addition to his duties on the Pennsylvania delegation board, Zug will serve on the executive committee of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.

Since 1980, the commission has been a catalyst for a number of important advances in Chesapeake Bay preservation efforts. The commission has developed and implemented initiatives related to fisheries management, toxics reduction, land use, agricultural nutrient management, natural resource protection and nutrient-load reduction.


1/7/2005

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