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EcoCheck
Ecocheck is part of the Integration and Application Network, with a focus on ecosystem health reporting. EcoCheck’s primary mission is to enhance and support the science, management, and restoration of Chesapeake Bay.

EcoCheck accomplishes its mission by focusing on integration of geographically detailed assessments and forecasts of Chesapeake Bay ecosystem health and creating timely and scientifically rigorous communication products through data and research synthesis. EcoCheck works with academic, federal and state regulators, and local community groups to develop tools and products to assist decision makers in achieving Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. Recently, EcoCheck’s expertise in report cards and ecological health assessments has been leveraged to develop similar assessments nationally and globally.  Full Details  




Timeframe

Start: 1st June, 2006
Finish: 31st May, 2017
Duration: 11 year(s), 2 day(s)

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http://ian.umces.edu/ecocheck/

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2017 Summer Forecast (Presentation)

2016 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Report card)

2015 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Report card)

2014 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Report card)

2013 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Report card)

2012 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Report card)

2012 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (Report card)

2013 summer forecast (Report)

Baltimore Healthy Harbor Report Card 2012 (Report card)

Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic non-tidal stream indicators (Report)

2012 Chester River Report Card (Report card)

Chesapeake Bay: Storm Impacts, Conowingo Dam and Choptank River (Presentation)

2013 West & Rhode Rivers Report Card (Report card)

2012 Report Card - Eastern Bay, Choptank, Miles, and Wye Rivers (Report card)

2012 Old Woman Creek Report Card (Report card)

2012 Pipe Creek Report Card (Report card)

2011 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (Report card)

Measuring effectiveness of Best Management Practices (Newsletter)

Healthy Harbor Report Card (Report card)

2011 Nanticoke River Report Card (Report card)

Colonial National Historical Park natural resource condition assessment (Report)

2012 July hypoxia forecast (Report)

Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years (Report card)

Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years (Samoan) (Report card)

Focus Group Evaluation of Tributary Report Cards (Report)

2011 Chester River Report Card (Report card)

2011 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Report card)

State of the Anacostia River - 2011 (Report card)

2012 West & Rhode Rivers Report Card (Report card)

2012 South River Report Card (Report card)

Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund (Newsletter)

2011 Magothy River Index (Report card)

South East Queensland Floods 2011 (Newsletter)

Bacteria sampling and data analysis protocol addendum for Mid-Atlantic tidal tributary indicators (Report)

State of Baltimore Harbor's Ecological and Human Health: 2010 (Report)

Baltimore Harbor's Ecological and Human Health: 2010 (Report card)

A vision for the Gulf of Mexico Report Card (Newsletter)

2011 Sassafras River Report Card (Report card)

Assessing the ecological and human health status of Baltimore's Inner Harbor (Poster)

Partnering with watershed organizations to produce tributary-specific report cards (Presentation)

Application of a new monitoring and analysis protocol to assess the health of Baltimore's Inner Harbor (Poster)

Gulf of Mexico Report Card Initiative (Report)

Great Barrier Reef Report Card Summary - 2009 Baseline (Report card)

Great Barrier Reef Report Card Regional Summaries - 2009 Baseline (Report card)

Great Barrier Reef Technical Report Card - 2009 Baseline (Report card)

Assessing the ecological and human health status of Baltimore's Inner Harbor (Presentation)

2010 Nanticoke River Report Card (Report card)

Antietam National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment (Report)

Monocacy National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment (Report)

Manassas National Battlefield Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment (Report)

Antietam National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment - Executive Summary (Report)

Antietam National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment Resource Brief (Brochure)

Manassas National Battlefield Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment - Executive Summary (Report)

Manassas National Battlefield Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment Resource Brief (Brochure)

Monocacy National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment - Executive Summary (Report)

Monocacy National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment Resource Brief (Brochure)

2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (Report card)

Assateague Island National Seashore Natural Resource Condition Assessment (Report)

2010 Chester River Report Card (Report card)

Assateague Island National Seashore Natural Resource Condition Assessment - Executive Summary (Report)

2011 Chesapeake Bay Dissolved Oxygen Forecast (Report)

Total Maximum Daily Loads: A citizen's guide to the Chesapeake Bay TMDL (Newsletter)

Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic tidal tributary indicators (Report)

South East Queensland Floods 2011 (Newsletter)

Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2010 (Report card)

State of the Anacostia River - 2010 (Report card)

2011 West & Rhode Rivers Report Card (Report card)

2011 South River Scorecard (Report card)

Deep Creek Lake Baseline Condition Assessment (Newsletter)

Deep Creek Lake Baseline Assessment Report (Report)

South East Queensland Floods 2011 (Newsletter)

South East Queensland Floods 2011 (Newsletter)

2010 Magothy River Index (Report card)

2009 Sassafras River Report Card (Report card)

Expanding the diversity of the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition (Poster)

2010 Summer Review (Report)

2009 Nanticoke River Report Card (Report card)

Blue Crab Status Report (Newsletter)

Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay: A Retrospective (Newsletter)

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2009 (Report card)

2010 Chesapeake Bay Forecast (Report)

2009 Chester River Report Card (Report card)

Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2009 (Report card)

A Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Report Cards (Newsletter)

2010 West & Rhode River Report Card (Report card)

2010 South River Scorecard (Report card)

2009 Magothy River Index (Report card)

Chesapeake Bay health:What causes positive and negative trajectories? (Presentation)

Creating new opportunities for adaptive management: partnerships between government agencies and watershed organizations (Presentation)

Novel Applications of the Chesapeake Bay Health Index (Presentation)

2009 Chesapeake Bay Summer Review (Report)

Research findings for key bay fisheries species (Newsletter)

Rock Creek Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment (Report)

2008 Coastal Bays report card (Report card)

South Caucasus region transboundary report card (Report card)

South Caucasus region transboundary report card (Russian) (Report card)

2008 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Report card)

New Stream Health Indicator Being Developed (Newsletter)

2008 Severn River report card (Report card)

2008 Chester River report card (Report card)

2008 Patuxent River Report Card (Report card)

2008 Chesapeake Bay Summer Review (Report)

Research to improve management of Atlantic menhaden in Chesapeake Bay (Newsletter)

Environmental report cards: A tool for better management,  monitoring, and research (Poster)

2007 Patuxent River Report Card (Report card)

2007 Chester River Report Card (Report card)

Chesapeake Bay 2007: Land Use and the Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Newsletter)

Chesapeake Bay Health Report Card: 2007 (Report card)

A summer of poor water clarity, algal blooms, and fish kills (Newsletter)

Incorporating habitat into ecosystem-based fisheries management: Habitat matters! (Newsletter)

National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment: A Decade of Change (Presentation)

Asian oysters: Science to inform policy decisions (Newsletter)

2006 Chesapeake Bay health report card (Presentation)

Supporting management through an annual cycle of ecological forecasting and assessment (Poster)

Effects of nutrient enrichment in the Nation's estuaries: A decade of change (Report)

Effects of nutrient enrichment in the Nation's estuaries: A decade of change (Poster)

2007 Chesapeake Bay Hypoxic Volume Forecast (Report)

Chesapeake Bay 2007: Summer Ecological Forecast (Newsletter)

Breath of Life: Dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay (Newsletter)

Future directions in fisheries management: An ecosystem-based approach (Poster)

Measuring the Health of our National Parks: Rock Creek Park (Newsletter)

Calculating the 2006 Chesapeake Bay report card scores (Newsletter)

Chesapeake Bay Habitat Health Report Card: 2006 (Report card)

Development of an Integrated and Spatially Explicit Index of Chesapeake Bay Health (Bay Habitat Health Index - BHHI) (Report)

The role of benthic communities in the health of Maryland's Coastal Bays (Newsletter)

Antietam National Battlefield (Poster)

Manassas National Battlefield Park (Poster)

Monocacy National Battlefield Park (Poster)

Rock Creek Park (Poster)

Future directions of fisheries management: An ecosystem-based approach (Newsletter)

Weather extremes lead to typical conditions (Newsletter)

Investigating menhaden recruitment variability: Modeling the relationship between striped bass recovery and menhaden recruitment (Newsletter)

Modeling Atlantic menhaden recruitment in Chesapeake Bay: Is the striped bass recovery a problem? (Presentation)

Early summer rain event (Newsletter)

Ecosystem health report cards: an approach to integrated assessment (Poster)

Indicator and communication redesign effort: Progress and development of a spatial health index (Presentation)

MASC Newsletter 5 - Ecological Forecast, Summer 2006 (Newsletter)

2006 Summer Ecological Forecast Media Briefing (Presentation)

EcoCheck (Newsletter)

Quantifying Fisheries Management Effort in Chesapeake Bay (Poster)

Elements of successful integrated assessment (Presentation)

Quantifying the status of fisheries management effort in Chesapeake Bay (Report)

Modeling and forecasting menhaden recruitment in Chesapeake Bay (Presentation)

Interaction between Atlantic menhaden and striped bass in Chesapeake Bay (Poster)

Chesapeake Bay water quality decision support systems (Presentation)

MASC Newsletter 4 - Water Quality and Aquatic Grass Wrap Up (Newsletter)

Biological interactions and hydro-climatic forcing of Atlantic menhaden stock recruitment in Chesapeake Bay (Presentation)

Summer 2005 ecological forecast technical documentation (Report)

Potential effects of nutrient reduction on the variability of plankton abundance and composition (Poster)

Aquatic grass: 2004 update and 2005 forecast (Presentation)

Summer Ecological Forecast (Presentation)

Ecosystem Assessment and Ecological Forecasting Project (Poster)

MASC Newsletter 3 - Ecological Forecast, Aquatic Grass in 2005 (Newsletter)

MASC Newsletter 2 - Ecological Forecast, Summer 2005 (Newsletter)

Redesign of Chesapeake Bay Program indicator structure and communication strategy: Goals, rationale and products (Report)

Redesigning CBP indicator structure and communication (Presentation)

Chesapeake Bay report card progress: redesigning the Chesapeake Bay Program indicator and communication framework (Presentation)

The Australian Experience (Presentation)

MASC Newsletter 1 - Water Quality 2004 (Newsletter)

Chesapeake Bay Water Quality 2004 - Significant Events (Presentation)

Status of Bay forage fish populations and investigations of factors impacting prominent forage fish species (Presentation)

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Bay Barometer Notes Measured Progress in Health of Chesapeake Bay

Bay 'Barometer' shows restoration progress, but forest buffers, wetlands lag

Bay foundation gives Chesapeake health a C-minus, its highest mark since 1998

Chesapeake Bay health improves slightly, report says

2016 brings news both good and bad for the environment

Chasing gulls chasing the Chesapeake Bay anchovy

In praise of a small, almost translucent fish vital to the Chesapeake's health

EPA Announces National Wastewater Nutrient Pollution Census

Back and Patapsco Rivers least healthy in state, expert says

Chesapeake Bay water quality improving with drop in nutrient, sediment pollution

Sustainable farming for business and the Bay

NASA eyes Choptank watershed in Bay water quality report

Pod Of Dolphins Spotted Swimming In Anne Arundel County

Passing health grade still out of reach for Anacostia River

Experts: Chesapeake Bay's 'Dead Zone' Will Be Smaller This Year

York County Tour Looks at Family's Conservation Efforts

Bernie's feet lead the way in another Patuxent River wade-in

Budget, Bay Reboot, Economic Development Top Pa. Ag Agenda

Grades going up

Farmers play valuable role in water quality progress

County urges state to pay to clean up streams

Editorial: Good news, bad news

Report card: Overall Chesapeake Bay health improved last year

Ches. Bay earns a 'C' for 2015

Change in Direction for the Chesapeake After a Long Downward Slide

Report card: Bay's health improved last year

SENATOR BARBARA MIKULSKI AND JENNIFER STANLEY NAMED 2016 ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS OF THE YEAR

Our say: Report card brings good news on the bay

University Report Finds Chesapeake Bay Health Improved in 2015

After 10 months of nurturing, volunteer oyster gardeners cut 'youngsters' loose

Bay gets 'C' on report card

Chesapeake Bay gets 'C' on report card

How Pennsylvania Farmers Can Help the Chesapeake Bay Raise Its "C" Grade

New study shows Chesapeake Bay health really is improving

Hope for the Chesapeake Bay

Health of Chesapeake Bay Improves

8 things you need to know this morning

Chesapeake Bay Earns Healthy 'C' Grade from Scientists

CHESAPEAKE BAY HEALTH IMPROVES IN 2015

Report: Chesapeake Bay at healthiest level in years

Chesapeake Bay health improved last year, report says

Report card: Chesapeake Bay 'C' grade is one of the highest since 1986

Broad gains in Bay health seen in 2015

Scientists give Chesapeake Bay its highest environmental grade since 1992

Scientists: Chesapeake Bay health improved in 2015

Scientists are feeling good about a 'C' grade for Chesapeake Bay

Report: Chesapeake Bay Health Improved Last Year

Chesapeake Bay Report Card Shows Improvements

Report: Chesapeake Bay health improved last year

Chesapeake Bay health improves in 2015

Report: Chesapeake Bay health improved last year

Report: Chesapeake Bay health improved last year

Oyster restoration effort underway in Patapsco River

Chesapeake Bay health improves, Center for Environmental Science says

Eat less chicken: Poultry expansion opponents hold forum

Riverkeepers point to ag as main Bay pollution source

UMCES: Bay sees slight overall health boost

UMCES: Bay sees slight overall health boost

Storm breaches trash boom, sends debris down Back River

Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Predicted to Shrink

Scientists Expect Slightly Below Average Chesapeake Bay 'Dead Zone' this Summer

Below-average 'Dead Zone' Predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2015

Scientists expect slightly below average Chesapeake Bay 'dead zone' this summer

Below-average 'dead zone' predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2015

More pollution entering Chesapeake Bay than expected

Navigating Toward A Healthy Harbor

Not enough done to curb phosphorus in water, reports say

New reports detail lack of progress in Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts

NOAA, partners forecast 'dead zone' conditions in Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay

Bay dead zones could pose difficulties for watermen: UMCES, NOAA predict low- to no-oxygen areas this summer

Chesapeake Bay dead zone likely a bit worse than usual this summer

Slightly bigger Chesapeake 'dead zone' seen this summer

Above-average 'Dead Zone' Expected in Chesapeake Bay

Researchers predict average Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone,' slightly above-average in Chesapeake Bay

Fowler's 'Sneaker Index' measured with new shoes: 27th wade-in marks Patuxent clarity at 23 inches

Study: Bay, Patuxent water health steady, but poor in 2013 - UMCES gives Chesapeake a grade of "C," river a "D"

Report card shows health of Bay unchanged in 2013

MD Environmental Report Gives Eastern Shore Rivers Low Grades

2013 Chesapeake Bay Report Card Is Out, But News Is Not Good

Overall Bay health steady in 2013

Overall Bay health steady in 2013

Bay health rates a 'C' for second year - Sewage upgrades, forests helped some rivers, farm runoff hurt others, UM report card finds

Slow lane for progress: Chesapeake improvements lag behind restoration efforts, thanks in part to geological features only now becoming fully understood

Underwater grass

Saving the message: Bay restoration effort has difficult public relations task

Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts: The long trail to modest results

Bay Health Index 2012: A Moderate Improvement

To be Safe, Surf the Internet Before Swimming at the Beach

"C" is for Chesapeake

University of Maryland report card measures improvement in Chesapeake Bay health

Bay health up as states progress on cleanup

Chesapeake Bay health improving, earns C grade

Chesapeake Bay gets 'C' health grade - UM scientist leading annual bay checkup sees signs of progress

Chesapeake Bay Health Improves

Grading the Bay

Forecast: Smaller Bay dead zone this summer

Drier Weather Will Make For Smaller Dead Zone In The Bay This Summer

NOAA predicts possible record-setting deadzone for Gulf of Mexico

NOAA, partners predict possible record-setting deadzone for Gulf of Mexico

Patuxent River clarity drops an inch at Bernie Fowler's wade-in

Fowler leads spiritual mission for river cleanup

Harbor's water quality rated C-minus - with an asterisk: Report card scores bacteria separately, doesn't include trash or toxic sediments

Group Comes Up With A Grade Of C- For The Harbor

Today the Baltimore Harbor got its yearly grade, and it didn't do so well

Baltimore harbor water quality gets C-minus

A lifeline under siege

Chilika health card in June

Odisha: Ecosystem Health Report Card for Chilika Lake launched

Health status: Chilika to join elite group

Ecosystem Health Report Card for Chilika Lake

US-based Maryland University experts to develop Ecosystem Health Report Card for Chilika Lake

Odisha: Maryland University experts to develop Ecosystem Health Report Card for Chilika Lake

EPA pact strikes reasonable balance

A New Future For Baltimore Harbor?

Storm triggers big Howard sewage spill - Redundant power lines knocked out by falling trees

Editorial: Improving the bay

Chesapeake Bay clean up in Virginia well on track but pitfalls still remain

Restored Chesapeake Bay possible, McDonnell says

Va.: restored Chesapeake Bay is possible

Fowler sees 35 inches on 25th year of wade-in - Patuxent event illustrates how growing development has more than offset initial improvements to water quality

Scientists predict moderate low-oxygen areas this summer

A little farther in Bernie Fowler's shoes

News not encouraging for local waterways

A little further in his shoes - Fowler honored for 'keeping the faith'

25th Patuxent River wade-in anniversary this Sunday

UD researcher seeks clues to curing annual Chesapeake Bay dead zone

Potomac 'most endangered'? Just hype.

Potomac River named most endangered

Storms bring down Bay's grade on report card

A Perfect Storm for Blue Crabs

Chesapeake Bay crabs making a comeback

Health of Chesapeake Bay gets mixed reviews - Crab population up; overall health down

Some Bay Rivers' Grades Climb Despite Low Chesapeake Score

Crab population rebounds to strongest level in 19 years

2011 Report Card Released for Chesapeake Bay

Weather swings have left Chesapeake Bay in bad shape

Chesapeake Bay gets D+, Potomac a D in new report card

Chesapeake Bay Report Card falls to D+ : Patapsco improved to a D-, Magothy comes up to a D

Chesapeake Bay Report from U. Md. Shows Poorer Conditions in 2011

Chesapeake Bay Gets D+ In New Report Card

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay Gets D+ in New Report Card

Unusual weather worsened Chesapeake Bay's health - Scientists grade Chesapeake's condition D+ in 2011

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Heavy rains, hot summer lead to D+ grade for Chesapeake Bay health

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay Gets Grades in New Report Card

Chesapeake Bay Gets D+ In New Report Card

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay Health Gets D+ For 2011

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay gets grades in new report card

Report card gives Chesapeake Bay a D+

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new report card

Chesapeake Bay gets D+ in new health report card

Harbor pollution going public, real-time - Online map, signs to track bacteria sampling for boaters, anglers

Photo contest set for Bay Report Card cover

Take Your Shot in the Chesapeake Bay Photo Contest - You could earn $250 if your photo is chosen for the cover the annual Chesapeake Bay report card.

Working toward fishing and swimming in the Inner Harbor

Going Green: Comeback crabs - Ecological improvements aid Chesapeake Bay blue crab stock

Baltimore Aims to Make Inner Harbor Swimmable by 2020 - Planner: "I would definitely not consider swimming in the harbor right now"

Alliance Of Businesses & Local Govts. Working To Clean Inner Harbor Waters

Harbor cleanup plan stirs hope - what now? Abell foundation chips in for water monitoring

Report: Inner Harbor Most Polluted Water In Maryland

Plan aims to make harbor swimmable by 2020 - Proposal backs bottle deposits and bag fees, calls on city, Balto. Co. to curb sewage leaks, littering

Potomac River gets failing grade

Greater than normal oxygen-starved waters predicted for summer

Elizabeth River rises from the depths Dedicated group is slowly bringing one of nation's most polluted rivers back to life

Scientists predict large Bay 'dead zone' this summer

Health of coastal bays near Ocean City declines

COASTAL BAYS Check out the report card on bay health

Bay's health took a turn for the worse in 2010. Rainfall blamed for washing more nutrients, sediment into the Chesapeake

TMDL guide available

Deep Creek Lake gets 'incomplete' on health check

Better late than never? Bay cleanup "barometer" on hold

Chesapeake Bay health declines a bit last year

Chesapeake Bay health declines in 2010, analysis finds

Report card: Health of bay in decline

The Magic in a Bottle of Potomac River Water

Summer conditions better than average in most of Chesapeake

Report: Bay 'dead zone' came early

Commentary - Grading your car

'Floating wetlands' find a home in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Editorial - The coast isn't clear

Coastal Bays water quality gets healthy report card

Coastal bays maintain C+ rating

Coastal bays get healthier grade

Study Shows 2010 May Be Healthy Summer For Bay

Coastal Bays to release ecosystem report card

Tale of two dead zones: Gulf's larger, Bay's smaller

Bay 'dead zone' forecast smaller this summer

Satellites spot troubling bay trends

Bay 'dead zone' could be smaller

Coastal Bays report card will arrive soon

Chesapeake Bay Swim Attracts Hundreds in Balmy Conditions, But Course Includes a 'Dead Zone'

Chester River water quality improves slightly

Bay leaders launch restoration website

Scientists give Bay's health a C, up from last year

Quotables

Local Digest: Chesapeake's health grade gets a boost

Bay's health improves slightly, scientists say

Report: Clarity increased in Choptank River watershed

Chesapeake Bay's health improves slightly, scientists say

Chesapeake Bay gets C grade on health in report

Grade for bay health: C

Chesapeake Bay Gets C On Annual Health Report Card

Bay's health improves slightly, scientists say

O'Malley to roll out stream health website

Commentary - Our Bay: Why bay grades matter

Heavy rainfall, snow may hurt bay

Coastal Bays: A year of accomplishments

Briefs: Bay 'dead zone' still bad in '09

Bay 'dead zone' still bad in '09: But scientists have new knowledge of how it works

Summer oxygen levels better than average, less than predicted

Bay's 'dead zone' reported at normal size

Chesapeake Bay 'dead zone' reaches usual size

Chesapeake Bay 'Dead Zone' Reaches Usual Size

Bay 'dead zone' bigger than predicted

Digest: Smaller dead zone in bay predicted

Symposium held on how to rectify Choptank River's problems, reverse trends

Choptank 'D' graded

County to bring 'Status of the Choptank' to public forum June 23

Fowler more optimistic about Patuxent's future: Annual wade-in made positive by Executive Order

Editorial: Coastal bays decline troubling - Worcester County receives wake-up call on water quality

Coastal bays get C+ for health from researchers

Environmentalists Release Report Card on Coastal Bays (Video)

Coastal bays are degrading: String of fragile lagoons west of Ocean City given a C-plus in first report card

Editorial: Water hazard - Worcester County's choice to ax planning and permitting jobs suggests the lackluster grade given coastal bays' health is only a start

Coastal bays get C+ for health

Maryland coastal bays get C+ grade

Commentary: Tipping points for the bay

Obama Moves to Revitalize Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Report card to give candid view of bays' health

O'Malley vows to speed rivers cleanup: Aggressive multistate effort would set deadlines to reduce pollution runoff to bay

Chesapeake Bay showing signs of recovery: As officials consider new cleanup goals, optimism surfaces about pollution

Some Improvement in Maryland River Water Quality

Commentary - James River's grade may be tops in class — but it's still mediocre

Report card gives Bay health a C- despite slight improvement: Project finds that best areas are getting better while worst areas are getting worse

'Mockery' made of Clean Water Act, CBF says: Chesapeake Bay earns a 'D' on foundation's 10th report

Chesapeake Bay gets 'D' grade for 10th straight year

Bay gets C-minus

Chesapeake Bay Scores C-Minus on Health Report Card

Patuxent watershed health gets D-: Ches. Bay watershed improved over last year

Water quality failing in West, Rhode rivers

Chesapeake Bay, Rivers Graded in Health Report

Chesapeake Bay health gets C-minus

Chester River nets a 'D' in annual 'report card': Some river tributaries show improvement

Chesapeake Bay report sees bright spots despite overall stagnation

Bay's health earns C-minus: Researchers say Chesapeake's vitality still poor

Report: Bay remains unhealthy

County's rivers flunk health test: UM report card gives F to rivers, C- to bay

Report: Much of Chesapeake Bay remains unhealthy

Bay report cards - grading on a curve?

Report: Chesapeake Bay Remains Unhealthy (Video)

Chesapeake Bay Continues to Suffer (Audio)

Chesapeake Grade (Video)

Bay's health not getting better, EPA says: Report for 2008 finds cleanup efforts inadequate

EPA's 'Bay barometer' - still too sunny?

New report: Bay's health still in trouble: Assessment suggests stricter measures

Report: Bay Health 'Severely Degraded'

Anoxia in Bay this summer better than expected; clarity worsens

Bay beat predictions, had "average" bad summer

Severn River facing problems - Experts: State of waterway consistently bad

Water Quality Of Chesapeake Getting Worse

Tainted Waters: Despite a generation of efforts to clean up the Chesapeake, development and farming along Maryland's rivers still foul the bay

Report: Nanticoke is in good health

Ecological report cards getting good marks for attracting public's attention: Researchers are working to establish consistency in collecting and interpreting data

Scientists predict widespread low-oxygen conditions in Bay's mainstem

Polluted Rivers (Video)

This Summer Could Lead To More Dead Fish In Harbor

Editorial: Dead Again

Bad summer forecast for bay - Report: Nitrogen levels up because of 2008's heavy rains Heavy rain has washed lots of nitrogen into the Chesapeake, a report says

'We've been blessed': With crabs abundant, watermen question the state's plan to cut harvest short

Forecast: Bay health will be poor this summer - 'Dead zone' will stretch from Bay Bridge to Calvert

Polluted Chesapeake to hurt crab, oyster seasons

Chesapeake Bay conditions not improving

Dead Zones Grow in the Gulf of Mexico: How U.S. farming policy leads to 'dead zones,' huge marine areas where nothing can grow

Low Marks for Our Watershed: To get its grades up, Chesapeake Bay's waterways need you

Reports reveal a degraded Chesapeake despite restoration efforts

Commentary - The last yellow perch in the Severn River

Can the Chesapeake Bay survive the garbage choking Maryland's rivers?

Chester River tributaries get 'C'

Opinion: Fertilizer may help lawn, but it hurts water

A Penny for Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Chesapeake Bay Program Releases Its Latest Report Card

Bay's grade shows slight improvement: Choptank improves to D+, but drought may be biggest factor in better scores

Editorial: Unfortunately, latest bad news on bay no surprise

Reports: Chesapeake Bay cleanup progress lags

Pollution surveys offer grim news on bay tributaries: Two reports cite pollution, low oxygen levels

New homes hurting Chesapeake Bay: "Report cards" say more people funnel more pollution into the bay, slowing the cleanup progress.

Efforts to clean up Bay falling short, report says

University Reports Slight Improvement In Chesapeake

Maryland Briefing: Estuary's Health Given C-Minus

Bay tributary report cards poor

Chesapeake Bay Suffering, Restoration Efforts Treading Water

Bad grades for bay on report card: Anne Arundel's rivers score D-

Bay's Health Continues To Be A Concern

Chesapeake Bay Health Update Expected

New way to gauge Sarasota waters' ongoing health

Workshop Gives Insight on Bay Restoration Projects

Editorial: Those Who Can't, Study - Yet more pondering is proposed to figure out how to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

Choptank advocates urge cleanup: Lawmakers asked to weigh oystering ban, less paving along river

Groups urge Choptank cleanup: Lawmakers asked to halt paving, oystering

Editorial: Dirty Water - Trouble on the way to a clean Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent and Potomac Rivers

A Patuxent salvation plan: River is slowly dying, advocacy group says, but its health can be restored

Troubled tributary: Runoff, growth turn the Choptank into Md.'s second-most polluted river

Patapsco, Back Rivers Get Poor Environmental Marks

Environmental Reports Grade Severn, Patuxent Rivers

Environmental Report Cards for Corsica and Chester Rivers

City, county to set shared watershed goals

Editorial: Here we go again - The progress we make on the bay is offset by new threats

Chesapeake Bay's health still cause for concern: It's business as usual for the bay this summer, but that means conditions haven't improved, despite the work that's been done.

Bay's health unimproved: Environmentalists say if the forecast is correct, more will have to be done

Md. Agency Unveils Bay's Health Forecast: Chesapeake Bay Program Unveils Summer Forecast That Predicts Recurrence Of Low-Oxygen Zones

Bay dead zone to be 'bad as usual'

Average dead zone predicted for this summer

Celebrate new fishing pier, history at Fort Smallwood

Green Guage: A sorry lesson in pollution

Out of Shape: No matter how one looks at it, Bay's health fails to make the grade

Chesapeake Bay Report Card's goal is to challenge regions to strive harder

Chesapeake Bay Receives "D" minus on Health Report Card

More bad news: Air dirtier than bay

Editorial: Bay Report

Bay is still hurting, 2 reports say: Quality of water called poor; loss of grasses noted

Despite some progress, bay is still far from goal: Farm and sewage pollution better, but urban, suburban runoff is worse, report finds

Editorial: Bay report is bleak

Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem In Poor Shape, Says Researchers

Bay cleanup not living up to expectations

Report: Chesapeake Bay Is Not Healthy

Reports: Chesapeake Bay Health Pitiful

Chesapeake Bay Summer Healthier Than Last Year

Average isn't always normal when it come to yearly flows to Bay: Timing is everything when it comes to freshwater surges into Chesapeake Bay

No evidence of "dead zone" in bay

Bay's 'dead zone' better

Opinion - The next frontier: Ecological forecasting

Chesapeake Bay news is a breath of fresh air: The water's oxygen shortage diminished in August despite heavy June rains, scientists say.

High oxygen found in Rappahannock: Scientists think river's levels will drop again because of pollution

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Chesapeake Bay receives a score of C in 2016

Chesapeake Bay health improved in 2014

Baltimore Healthy Harbor Report Card scores a 51% for 2013

Chesapeake Bay health remains steady in 2013

2012 Chesapeake Bay report card

Maryland Coastal Bays report card 2012

Chesapeake Bay dissolved oxygen forecast for summer 2013

Sampling and data analysis protocols for Mid-Atlantic non-tidal stream indicators

Baltimore Healthy Harbor Report Card rates a C- for 2012

Old Woman Creek and Pipe Creek Report Cards

Chesapeake Bay Report Card Photo Contest

The 2nd Annual Chesapeake Bay Report Card Photo Contest

EcoCheck transition

Rising to the Challenge: A National Park Service brochure

Measuring effectiveness of Best Management Practices

Marine Protected Areas: Guiding principles and benefits

Improving management of a Mid-Atlantic coastal barrier island through assessment of habitat condition

A vision for America's Great Watershed Report Card

Shenandoah National Park natural resource condition assessment underway

Assessing watershed health in Pipe Creek and Old Woman Creek, Ohio

A vision for effective and streamlined reporting in the Pacific

Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years

Colonial National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment

Chesapeake Bay Summer Forecast 2012

A Habitat-Based Framework for Communicating Natural Resource Condition

The coastal syndromes and hotspots on the coast

2011 Chesapeake Bay Report Card

Assessing the vulnerability of the Great Barrier Reef to climate change

Streamlining environmental reporting in the Pacific region

Environmental report card workshop in Surfers Paradise, Australia

Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund

2010 Trust Fund Water Quality Monitoring Strategy

Photo competition reminder

The 1st Annual Chesapeake Bay Report Card Photo Contest

Bacteria sampling and data analysis protocol

Chesapeake Bay Summer Review

Global Summit on Coastal Seas conference

2011 Chesapeake Bay dissolved oxygen forecast

2010 Maryland Coastal Bays report card

Sampling and Data Analysis Protocols for Mid-Atlantic Tidal Tributary Indicators

Total Maximum Daily Loads: A citizen's guide to the Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Melissa Andreychek moves to New York

Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2010

2010 Magothy River Index

Expanding the diversity of the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition

Nanticoke and Sassafras River report cards released

Blue Crab Status Report

2010 Chesapeake Bay summer conditions better than average

Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay: a retrospective newsletter

Chesapeake Bay Forecast 2010

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card 2009

Chesapeake Bay Report Card 2009

New EcoCheck Intern - Melissa Andreychek

A Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Report Cards

New EcoCheck Science Communicator - Sara Powell

IAN and EcoCheck bid farewell to Emily Nauman

New EcoCheck intern - Christine Thurber

Beach bacteria models integrate remote sensing and IOOS data to protect public health

Research findings for key bay fisheries species

Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card

Sediment organic content, hydrodynamics, and seagrasses

Chesapeake Bay Report Card and Stream Health Newsletter

Individual tributary report cards produced for the Chester, Patuxent, and Severn Rivers

Heath Kelsey joins IAN's EcoCheck team

Research to improve management of Atlantic menhaden in Chesapeake Bay - newsletter

EcoCheck 2008 Summer Review

Regional report card project initiated

2008 Chesapeake Bay summer forecast released

Environmental report cards: A tool for better management, monitoring, and research

Chester and Patuxent River Report cards released

2007 Chesapeake Bay Report Card

EcoCheck website summarizes Chesapeake Bay summer conditions

Asian oysters: Science to inform policy decisions

Incorporating habitat into ecosystem-based fisheries management

A summer of poor water clarity, algal blooms, and fish kills (Summer lookback newsletter)

Eutrophication report released at the National Press Club

Dissolved oxygen forecast update

2007 Chesapeake Bay summer ecological forecast

Breath of life: Dissolved oxygen in Chesapeake Bay

2006 Chesapeake Bay Report Card

Calculating the 2006 Chesapeake Bay report card scores

Summer forecast award ceremony raises a laugh

Ecosystem-based fisheries management newsletter

Weather extremes lead to typical conditions (Summer lookback newsletter)

Early summer rain event newsletter

Ecosystem health report cards: An approach to integrated assessment

Job Vacancies

Summer ecological forecast released

EcoCheck newsletter

Menhaden newsletter

Ecological Forecasting Symposium

New IAN Personnel

Summer water quality and aquatic grass wrap-up

Summer 2005 ecological forecast has mixed accuracy

Wanted: Science Applications Coordinator

Summer ecological forecast

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