2017 Maryland Underwater Grasses Survey

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2017 was the third consecutive record-breaking year for underwater grass abundance in Maryland’s portion of Chesapeake Bay, according to Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). An annual baywide survey showed 62,356 acres of underwater grasses were mapped in Maryland’s tidal … Continued

SAV Study Indicates Nutrient Reduction Value

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A research article published in March, 2018 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzes the positive impact of long-term nutrient reductions on an important and valuable ecosystem in the Chesapeake Bay. The research indicates that a resurgence … Continued

Maryland Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses Report

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently reported that underwater grass abundance increased for the fourth straight year in the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay, reaching a record of 59,277 acres. This represents a 10 percent increase from … Continued

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