Upper Patuxent River

Paddling the Patuxent River

Jane Thomas ·
23 June 2009
Environmental Literacy |     1 comments

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
Environmental Report Cards | 

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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