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.READ MORE: State Won't Prosecute Baltimore Officers Who Shot, Killed Armed Man Near Inner Harbor Last Year
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.READ MORE: Will Congress Act On Guns After Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?
The watershed covers parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and the District of Columbia.MORE NEWS: Ferguson And Jones Downplay Possibility Of Special Session For Gas Tax, Blame Oil Companies
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