Chesapeake Bay Program
Bay grasses, crabs and rockfish are showing signs of resilience in the Chesapeake Bay. But the bay continues to suffer from poor water quality hampered by a growing population.
Virginia restored more wetlands than any other state in the Chesapeake Bay watershed last year.
The Save Our Shell program is run by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and provides an easy way for people to help the environment. There are several bins around Maryland so you can drop your oyster shells off. Click on the link for more information.
The Chesapeake Bay Program says oxygen levels in the bay dropped last year, with just about a third of the waterway meeting summer standards.
Chesapeake Bay scientists say underwater grasses declined more than 20 percent last year, a blow to many fish and other species that need the grass to live or breed.
Back-to-back late-summer storms dumped an estimated 4 million tons of Susquehanna River sediment into the Chesapeake Bay, threatening grasses, oysters and other ecologically important species.
A new assessment has found fatal flaws in an agriculture industry report calling for a halt in the new federally led bay restoration strategy.
A former Delaware environmental secretary has been named the new director of the Chesapeake Bay Program, the joint-federal state effort that leads bay restoration.
The Chesapeake Bay Program’s Executive Council meets next week for its annual meeting and efforts to meet tough, new pollution reduction goals are on the agenda.
The Chesapeake Bay Program says it will release new data on underwater grasses.