A new Chesapeake Bay Agreement, “Chesapeake 2000” is signed. It includes the following:
- By 2002, ensure that measures are in place to meet our riparian forest buffer restoration goal of 2,010 miles by 2010.
- By 2003, establish a new goal to expand buffer mileage.
- Conserve existing forests along all streams and shorelines.
- Promote the expansion and connection of contiguous forests through conservation easements, greenways, purchase and other land conservation mechanisms.