2015 VIMS Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grass Survey

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An annual survey led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased 21% between 2014 and 2015, from 75,835 acres to 91,621 acres. VIMS tracks the abundance … Continued






CBF Volunteer Bay Grass Growers Program

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is seeking volunteers to raise underwater Bay grasses in their homes, schools, or businesses as part of CBF’s Grasses for the Masses restoration program.  The program engages volunteers to help restore underwater grasses, submerged plants … Continued






Potomac River Study Results: Improved Water Quality, Ten-fold Increase in Native Submerged Vegetation

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The Potomac River in Washington, D.C. is showing multiple benefits from restoration efforts, newly published research suggests.  Reduced nutrients and improved water clarity have increased the abundance and diversity of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the Potomac, according to direct … Continued






Virginia Institute of Marine Science Bay Grass Survey Shows Improvements

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The latest Virginia Institute of Marine Science Bay Grass Survey shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased by 18 percent last year, from 64,917 acres in 2007 to 76,861 acres in 2008. This is the fourth … Continued






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