Chesapeake Bay Program

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  • Chesapeake Bay Prevention Essay

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    Prevention is necessary to control many problems in the Chesapeake Bay. Prevention can range from something as big as a government issue or as small as a single person helping out. The greatest chance at total protection for water quality is when many people and organizations work together to prevent problems. According to the Chesapeake Bay Program, “Federal, state and non-profit Bay Program partners are working with farmers, developers, homeowners and local governments to reduce pollutants from

  • Pollution in Chesapeake Bay Essay

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    Chesapeake Bay Television commercials, print ads, and billboards in the Washington, DC, area are asking residents to connect two things many might find unrelated: lawn care and seafood. In one commercial, a man stuffs a big plateful of grass in his mouth after a voice-over says, “Spring rains carry excess lawn fertilizers through our sewers and rivers and into the Chesapeake Bay, where the blue crab harvest has been extremely low. So skip the fertilizer until fall, because once they’re gone, what’s

  • Environmental Economic Impact of Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay

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    The Chesapeake Bay is the nation’s largest estuary with six major tributaries, the James, the Potomac, the Susquehanna, the Patuxent, the York, and the Rappahannock Rivers, feeding into the bay from various locations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia (Chemical Contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay – Workshop Discussion 1). These areas depend on the Bay as both an environmental and an economic resource. Throughout the last 15 years the Chesapeake Bay has suffered from

  • The Is The Only Activity That Benefits The Bay

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    “Shellfish is the only activity that benefits the bay,”(Sam Houghton, 2015) said Mr.Cook one of the Popponesset Bay three leading oyster farmers. In 2004 the town of Mashpee began restoring oyster aquaculture as a way to remove nitrogen from Popponesset Bay (Sam Houghton, 2015). The towns oyster aquaculture program has grown to 2,000,000 oysters annually (Sam Houghton, 2015). The town of Mashpee installed their first oyster beds in 2004 and were soon followed by the Wampanoags and Richard Cook. The

  • Eutrophication in te Chesapeake Bay Essay

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    Introduction What is your topic/issue within that topic? Eutrophication is a concern in the Chesapeake Bay. Eutrophication is caused by excessive amounts of nutrients. Excessive nutrients in the bay have negative effects on the bay's ecosystem. The extra nutrients make the environment unbalanced. The extra nutrients cause a chain reaction that eventually kills most of the organisms in that area. This is what is known as a dead zone. What is your personal interest in the topic? This topic is interesting

  • Chesapeake Bay And The Bay

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    glacial sheets from the last ice age begin to melt (Chesapeake Bay Program n.d.). As the glaciers melted the large volume of water began to raise sea levels. The rising seas levels engulfed the coast and flooded the Susquehanna river (“Geological History” n.d.). Once the seas levels have risen, the temperatures continued to rise changing the landscape. So “oak, maple, hickory, and other hardwood species started to appear” (Chesapeake Bay Program n.d.). Once the temperature increases even more hardwood

  • Chesapeake Bay Persuasive Essay

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    With a decrease in algae population, the grasses of the bay will be fed on by zooplankton, oysters, and fish. Without the algae, there would be a huge decrease in Bay grasses. This happens because Zooplankton, oysters, and fish will no longer eat the algae, they would resort to the Bay grasses. The effects then go onto the plants and animals living here. (Science Daily) Since the algae population decreases, so does the algae bloom, which sink to the bottom and decompose to create oxygen many underwater

  • The Chesapeake Bay And The Bay

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    The Chesapeake Bay, which derives from the Algonquin word Chesepiooc meaning “great shellfish bay”, has been around for a very long time. Approximately 35 million years ago, a rare bolide (a comet- or asteroid-like object) hit what is now the lower tip of the Delmarva Peninsula, creating a 55-mile-wide crater. The bolide created what geologists call the “Exmore Crater,” which they believe was as large as Rhode Island and as deep as the Grand Canyon. Although this bolide did not create the Chesapeake

  • Stormwater Management Case Study

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    Water Program that provided the deposit of Clean Water Fee into a local fund called the Local Watershed Protection and Restoration Fund. The funds were allocated to be used as follows:  Capital improvements for stormwater management, including stream and wetland restoration projects  Operation and maintenance of stormwater management facilities and systems  Public education and outreach relating to stormwater management or stream and wetland restoration  Stormwater management planning  Review

  • The Waste Disposal Of The Chesapeake Bay

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    According to Robert Diaz and Rutger Rosenberg, “Dead zones have now been reported from more than 400 systems, affecting a total area of more than 245,000 square kilometers, and are probably a key stressor on marine ecosystems.” Specifically, the Chesapeake Bay has been polluted to the point where areas have now been uninhabitable to marine life. Although waste disposal is a difficult issue to solve, polluting bodies of water endangers the marine life, environment, and health of organisms. While the