The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States spanning 6 states and some 4,480 square miles. It is home to a to a variety of fauna and flora including millions of people who inhabit its shores and watershed. Continued pollution from urban and industrial development, agriculture and overfishing has resulted in a severe degradation of the Bay.
A vital economic and natural resource, numerous organizations continue to work towards improved protection and restoration measures that manage the impact of human activity. While there have been numerous successes to celebrate the challenges continue to escalate and the Bay generally remains in poor condition. The state of Chesapeake Bay reflects the result of choices made by everyday citizens living within its watershed and the conflicting approaches and interests of those looking to use and manage its resources.
This project reflects the contrast between the Bay's natural beauty and effects of pollution and climate change by focusing on the choices people make and their impact on the Bay and the lives of the millions of people who are inextricably linked to it. This is an ongoing project so please check back periodically for new material.
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