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Maryland Underwater Grasses Hold Steady in 2021

Annual Report Shows Overall Improvement in Chesapeake Bay The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the 2021 underwater grass abundance in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay remained stable compared to the previous year, with a slight decrease of 1%, or 350 acres. Baywide, underwater grasses increased by 7%. Despite record high rainfall  Read the Rest…

Underwater Grasses in Maryland’s Portion of Chesapeake Bay Expand 10 Percent in 2016

Record Acreage Surpasses Restoration Goal The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported today that underwater grass abundance – a key indicator of improving water clarity and quality – 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  Read the Rest…