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[photo, Jeffrey Building (now Wineland Building), 16 Francis St., Annapolis, Maryland] Ex officio: Joseph Bartenfelder, Secretary of Agriculture; Benjamin H. Grumbles, Secretary of the Environment; Mark J. Belton, Secretary of Natural Resources; David R. Craig, Secretary of Planning; Donald F. Boesch, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Cheng-i Wei, Ph.D., Dean, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park; Margaret G. McHale, Esq., Chair, Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays.

Jeffrey Building (now Fred L. Wineland Building), 16 Francis St., Annapolis, Maryland, June 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Staff: Laura Bruner

c/o Governor's StateStat Office
Fred L. Wineland Building, 16 Francis St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 260-3887
web: (BayStat Program)

Annual Report on health of Chesapeake Bay tributary basin & Atlantic Coastal Bays & their tributaries (Chapter 120, Acts of 2008; Code Natural Resources Article, sec. 8-2A-03).

In July 2008, the BayStat Subcabinet was established (Chapter 120, Acts of 2008). Its primary function is to oversee the BayStat Program (Code Natural Resources Article, sec. 8-2A-03). BayStat is a statewide tool designed to access, coordinate, and target Maryland's Bay restoration programs, and inform Maryland citizens about progress in restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Since December 2011, the Subcabinet also works with the Smart Growth Subcabinet to coordinate implementation of PlanMaryland.

Meeting monthly, the Subcabinet consists of the Secretaries of the Departments of Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, and Planning; scientists from the University of Maryland; and other key staff.


Agency Coordinators:
Governor's Office: Laura Bruner (410) 260-3887; e-mail:
Dept. of Agriculture: Louise Lawrence (410) 841-5863; e-mail:
Dept. of the Environment: Susan Battle-McDonald (410) 537-4111; e-mail:
Dept. of Natural Resources: David M. Goshorn, Ph.D. (410) 260-8119; e-mail:
Dept. of Planning: Joseph F. Tassone (410) 767-4562; e-mail:

In February 2007, the Governor initiated the BayStat Program to measure and evaluate Maryland's efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay (Executive Order 01.01.2007.02). Authorized by statute in July 2008, the Program was extended to cover Maryland's efforts to restore Maryland's Atlantic coastal bays as well (Chapter 120, Acts of 2008). To that end, the Program administers the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund. To policymakers and the public, the Program provides accurate and timely data on the success and cost-effectiveness of local, State and federal programs to restore the Chesapeake and Atlantic coastal bays (Code Natural Resources Article, secs. 8-2A-03/04).

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