Chesapeake Quarterly
Restoring the Bay One River at a Time
September 2010 • Volume 9, Number 3

In 1998, the Corsica River system won attention for its poor condition. The state of Maryland, in its Clean Water Action Plan, placed the river on a list of areas most in need of restoration. As part of the comprehensive action plan, state agencies developed strategies for restoring 25 watersheds across Maryland. Based on the strong restoration plan put forth in the Corsica, the state in 2005 selected the watershed as the first place to launch an all-out cleanup effort. Making a five-year commitment of $19.4 million, the state enlisted the help of public agencies and private groups to carry out the massive restoration effort. Now that five years have passed, how is the Corsica watershed doing? more . . .

Morris by Erica Goldman
The benefits of planting cover crops are clear, but the economics behind the decision are more complicated. more . . .
Sandy Simpson by Erica GoldmanTake a trip with a member of the all-volunteer group charged with monitoring water quality. more . . .

Jennifer Dindinger by Erica Goldman
With new requirements for nutrient loads looming, extension agent Jennifer Dindinger meets with Eastern Shore groups to explain how this will affect their communities. more . . .
Jack Greer
Maryland Sea Grant wishes "bon voyage" to our Assistant Director for Commnications. After 31 years as one of the most effective voices for Bay science and policy, Jack Greer is retiring. more . . .
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issue cover - headwaters of the Corsica River by Erica Goldman
Mathew EllisA writer and a student intern set out to learn about the five-year effort to restore the Corsica River. more . . .
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