quality has been a frequently raised concern in the public scoping process.
The Sanctuary and its partners have developed a framework to address water
quality in four previously developed plans of the Water Quality Protection
Program (WQPP). The WQPP is a collaborative effort with federal, state
and local agencies, public and private groups to identify and address
water quality issues in the Sanctuary and its watersheds. The four plans
that have been completed and implementation begun include urban runoff,
regional monitoring, marinas and boating, and agriculture. More...