After decades of effort, the voluntary, collaborative approach to restoring the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay— the largest estuary in the United States—has not worked and, in fact, is failing. A diverse group of 57 senior scientists and policymakers have joined forces to save the Bay. This is our plan.

3 Good Science News Stories

(Posted by Dawn Stoltzfus.)

A quick note on some recent great Chesapeake Bay science news:

1) The Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences’ data show that underwater grasses (or submerged aquatic vegetation) in the Susquehanna Flats survived Hurricanes Irene and Tropical Storm Lee much better than was originally feared. Underwater grasses are essential for aquatic life and are often a sign of healthy waters

2) The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore released its plan to make Baltimore Harbor fishable and swimmable by 2020 – look for more details  later this month in a blog by the Senior Bay Scientists and Policymakers’ Dr. Bill Dennison from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

3) Noted Bay scientist and passionate advocate Dr. Donald Boesch has received the 2011 Energy & Environmental Leadership Award

 


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