2015 Chester River Report Card (Page 1)

2015 Chester River Report Card

22 April 2016

In 2015, the Chester River received an overall grade of C+. CRA's Chester River Report Card is the product of tremendous volunteer effort and scientific analysis. The Chester Tester Citizen Scientists collect data at 27 stream sites twice monthly, year round. Our Riverkeeper and Watershed Manager collect samples from the mainstem of the Chester River from Eastern Neck Island to Crumpton.


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Upper Potomac Headwaters Report Card 2015 (Page 1)

Upper Potomac Headwaters Report Card 2015

Bill Dennison, Suzanne Spitzer, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, Jane Hawkey ·
10 December 2015

This report card was produced in December 2015 by The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and represents a joint effort of graduate students and faculty in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences program at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg and the Integration and Application Network. The report card provides an assessment of stream health in the Upper Potomac Headwaters region upstream of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.


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2014 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (Page 1)

2014 Maryland Coastal Bays report card

Jane Thomas, Bill Dennison ·
8 December 2015

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2014 Coastal Bays health. Coastal Bays health is defined as the progress of four water quality indicators (total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen) and two biotic indicators (seagrass, hard clams) toward scientifically derived ecological thresholds or goals.


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2015 Willamette River Report Card (Page 1)

2015 Willamette River Report Card

Simon Costanzo, Heath Kelsey, Tracey Saxby ·
2 December 2015

In 2014, the Meyer Memorial Trust brought together more than 20 university, agency, and technical experts to help create the first Willamette River report card. With support from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the team of experts identified key indicators to capture a current picture of river health against which to measure future changes. Overall, the Willamette River scored a B-.


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Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card (Page 1)

Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card

Alexandra Fries, Caroline Donovan, Heath Kelsey ·
13 November 2015

The Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card was developed through a collaborative effort between the staff at Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division, Environmental Protection Division, Wildlife Resources Division and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Integration & Application Network. This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of Coastal Georgia.


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Mississippi River Watershed Report Card (Page 1)

Mississippi River Watershed Report Card

Bill Dennison, Jane Thomas, Caroline Donovan, Jane Hawkey, Heath Kelsey, Bill Nuttle, Brianne Walsh ·
14 October 2015

The Report Card measured six broad goals for America's Watershed - Ecosystems, Flood Control & Risk Reduction, Transportation, Water Supply, Economy, and Recreation. The Report Card Measures how well we are currently meeting each one of these goals, using real data and relevant information that was identified by experts in these fields. Over time, as we adapt our management strategies for the Mississippi River Watershed, the Report Card can track progress in achieving objectives.


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2014 Chesapeake Bay Report Card (Page 1)

2014 Chesapeake Bay Report Card

Caroline Donovan, Bill Dennison, Alexandra Fries ·
8 September 2015

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of Chesapeake Bay. In 2014, the report card includes five water quality indicators and two biotic indicators. In 2014, the overall grade for Chesapeake Bay is a 50%, a C. This means the Bay is in moderate health. A fisheries index and climate change resilience index as well as trajectories of reporting region health are also presented. For further details, visit the Report Card website.


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Healthy Harbor Report Card 2014 (Page 1)

Healthy Harbor Report Card 2014

12 June 2015

The annual West & Rhode Rivers report card was released on June 12th, 2015. It presents data and information on six different ecological health indicators. It also gives examples of what the public can do to improve health of the rivers.


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Long Island Sound Report Card (Page 1)

Long Island Sound Report Card

Suzanne Spitzer, Bill Dennison, Alexandra Fries, Caroline Donovan ·
8 June 2015

The Long Island Sound Report Card was developed through a collaborative effort between the staff at the Long Island Sound Study and their Science and Technical Advisory Committee, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and New York Department of Environmental Conservation. The Sound was divided into 5 reporting regions; western and eastern narrows, western, central, and eastern Long Island Sound.


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