Defending our National Treasure: A Department of Defense Chesapeake Bay Restoration Partnership 1998-2004
Defending Our National Treasure: A Department of Defense Chesapeake Bay Restoration Partnership 1998–2004 provides an overview of major issues impacting the Chesapeake Bay, history of the Department of Defense’s involvement in Bay restoration efforts, current Department of Defense Chesapeake Bay restoration initiatives, specific case studies, and viewpoints of various key individuals dedicated to restoration. These topics are presented in a richly illustrated style including maps, photographs, conceptual diagrams, and figures to uniquely communicate information and make it accessible to a broad audience. Each section provides the essence of each topic rather than the complete and comprehensive treatment. For example, there are numerous documents describing Chesapeake Bay and Department of Defense initiatives (www.denix.osd.mil). Defending Our National Treasure provides the context and background for the issues impacting the Chesapeake Bay and describes the restoration activities conducted on the Department of Defense installations within the Bay watershed.