A Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Report Cards
A variety of organizations, both government and citizen-led, monitor the health of streams, rivers, and other waterbodies in the mid-Atlantic region. Recently, a number of groups concerned with the health of watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay region have begun to produce ecosystem health report cards much like EcoCheck’s annual Chesapeake Bay report card. The goal of this newsletter is to highlight these report cards as well as the efforts of the Mid-Atlantic Tributary Assessment Coalition (MTAC). MTAC is working to further coordinate and strengthen the assessment capabilities of the tributary groups and to integrate their data with the Bay-wide report card.