Chester River

Water quality monitoring with the Chester River Association

Jane Thomas ·
13 July 2009
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Last Wednesday, IAN went out with the Chester River Association on one of their weekly water quality monitoring trips on the Chester River. You know what they say - a bad day in the field is better than a good day in the office. And this was a great day in the field! Chester River … The Chester River Association measures a suite of water quality parameters (dissolved oxygen, salinity, temperature, etc.) at a range of sites both upstream and downstream from Chestertown.

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Sassafras River

An Eastern Shore overflight

Jane Thomas ·
6 July 2009

Last Thursday, Bill Dennison and Jane Thomas from IAN and Mike Malpezzi from the Horn Point Lab took to the skies for a photographic expedition over the Eastern Shore. The unseasonably low humidity meant better visibility than you might expect this time of year, so we decided to take advantage of that. Overflights are a great way to gain a whole new perspective on waterways and their watersheds.

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Upper Patuxent River

Paddling the Patuxent River

Jane Thomas ·
23 June 2009
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On Monday, I joined the Patuxent Sojourners for the final day of their four-day paddle along the upper Patuxent River. Upper Patuxent River … Upper Patuxent River … Organized by the Patuxent Riverkeeper, the Patuxent Sojourn aims to elevate awareness of the Patuxent River's importance to the region and to encourage local residents to play an active role in its restoration and preservation.

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2008 Coastal Bays Health Index Map

EcoCheck and the Maryland Coastal Bays Program release Coastal Bays Report Card

Adrian Jones ·
8 June 2009
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The report card gives the Maryland Coastal Bays a C-plus for ecosystem health in 2008. The study measured distinct differences in ecosystem health throughout the shallow bays behind Ocean City and Assateague, with southern regions such as Chincoteague Bay ranking higher than western tributaries such as the St. Martin River and Newport Bay. The Coastal Bays Report Card provides a scientifically robust – and geographically detailed –assessment of ecosystem health.

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