Dividing Up the Pollution Pie in the Chesapeake Bay: Who’s Left With the Crumbs?

October 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Rose Library, 3rd Floor Flex Space

See below for a recording of the event: Presenters begin at 10 minute mark, small group discussion at 40 minute mark.


TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator Nesha McRae of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will join JMU Political Science and Public Administration Professor Rob Alexander to discuss the complexities of improving water quality on a regional scale while maintaining a localized farm-based economy. How is the burden of restoring our polluted waterways distributed among watershed stakeholders and is this approach fairly balancing environmental quality and economic growth? If not, what are the costs of failing to do so?

A light buffet will be provided.

Nesha McRae, TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Rob Alexander, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, James Madison University