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The Dispatch (Ocean City, MD) (Mon 12 Sep, 2016)
Local Watershed Scores Overall C-Plus On Annual Report Card
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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OCEAN CITY – The Maryland Coastal Bays Program gave area waterways a C-plus for 2015 in its annual report card, unveiled at the Ocean City Marlin Club on Sept. 8.


Delmarva Now (Fri 9 Sep, 2016)
'A for effort,' but coastal bays get mediocre grade
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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The annual report card for the state of the Maryland coastal bays is in, and the scores aren't exactly honor roll material.


WBOC (Salisbury) Television (Thu 8 Sep, 2016)
Web Xtra: 2015 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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On Thursday, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science released the 2015 State of the Bays report card. Among other things, it showed an overall health grade of a C+. Click here to see the full report.


OC Today (Ocean City) (Thu 3 Dec, 2015)
Coastal bays report card misses honor roll, remains steady
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(Dec. 4, 2015) For the second straight year, the Maryland Coastal Bays have earned a C+ grade in the Coastal Bays Health Index that measures total nitrogen, total phosphorus, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll (specifically chlorophyll a), seagrass levels and hard clam populations.


The Dispatch (Ocean City, MD) (Fri 5 Jul, 2013)
Mixed Report On Coastal Bays
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WEST OCEAN CITY -- It was good news, bad news last week as the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) released its annual report card for the estuaries in and around the resort area with an overall grade of C+, although some regions continued to do better than others.


The Baltimore Sun (Fri 2 Sep, 2011)
Hurricane Irene leaves sewage spills in wake - Overflows a byproduct of inadequate upkeep, officials say
Staff quoted: Bill Dennison
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Hurricane Irene did more than topple trees and turn out the lights across the Baltimore area. The storm left behind some nasty, stinky reminders of its fury, as sewage spills forced beach closures and triggered warnings to stay away from the water as summer draws to a close.


The Baltimore Sun (Sun 19 Jun, 2011)
Health of coastal bays near Ocean City declines
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My colleague Tim Wheeler, over at the B'More Green blog, reports that the waters near Ocean City may not be so fine after all. Here's what he wrote about a bay score card released recently:


The Baltimore Sun B'More Green Blog (Fri 17 Jun, 2011)
Coastal bays' health slips a notch
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The health of Maryland's coastal bays near Ocean City worsened slightly last year, according to the latest ecological report card. Driven by declines in the northernmost bays and in the southernmost bay reaching down into Virginia, the overall condition of the 175-square-mile watershed slipped from a C-plus in 2009 to a C in 2010, which advocates say needs improvement.


The Worcester County Times (Thu 16 Nov, 2006)
Oysters, seaweed give pollution clues
Staff quoted: Ben Fertig
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Nitrogen pollution is a big buzz word these days in Maryland's coastal bays. In fact, pollution from fertilizers, animal manure and sewage treatment plants are the biggest threats to the health of the coastal bays.