Inner Hempstead Harbor Report Card (Page 1)

Inner Hempstead Harbor Report Card

Alexandra Fries, Bill Dennison, Caroline Donovan, Suzanne Spitzer, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen ·
8 June 2015

The Inner Hempstead Harbor report card is part of a larger effort to assess Long Island Sound health on an annual basis. The Long Island Sound and embayment report cards provide a picture of overall health. Bringing embayment report cards together with the Long Island Sound report card communicates a complete picture of ecosystem health in the area. The report card provides a geographically specific assessment of annual Inner Hempstead Harbor ecosystem health for 2013.


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Norwalk Harbor Report Card (Page 1)

Norwalk Harbor Report Card

Alexandra Fries, Bill Dennison, Caroline Donovan, Suzanne Spitzer, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen ·
8 June 2015

The Norwalk Harbor report card is part of a larger effort to assess Long Island Sound health on an annual basis. The Long Island Sound and embayment report cards will provide a picture of overall health. Bringing embayment report cards together with the Long Island Sound report card communicates a complete picture of ecosystem health in the area. The report card provides a geographically specific assessment of annual Norwalk Harbor ecosystem health for 2013.


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2015 Sassafras River Report Card (Page 1)

2015 Sassafras River Report Card

Caroline Donovan ·
1 June 2015

This is the sixth annual Sassafras River report card. 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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2014 Nanticoke River Report Card (Page 1)

2014 Nanticoke River Report Card

Caroline Donovan ·
1 May 2015

This is the eighth annual Nanticoke River report card. 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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Midshore Rivers Report Card 2014 (Page 1)

Midshore Rivers Report Card 2014

1 April 2015

This is the fourth annual Midshore Rivers report card. It presents data and information on four different ecological health indicators. It also gives examples of what the public can do to improve health of the rivers.


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State of the South Atlantic 2015 (Page 1)

State of the South Atlantic 2015

Jane Hawkey, Caroline Donovan, Nicole Lehmer, Heath Kelsey ·
2 March 2015

The South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (South Atlantic LCC) is a partnership of federal, state, and private organizations dedicated to conserving a landscape capable of sustaining the nation’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. The primary objective of this project was to develop a short synthesis report assessing 11 habitats, using a variety of ecological indicators.


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America's Watershed Initiative Mississippi River Watershed Report Card

Bill Dennison, Caroline Donovan, Heath Kelsey, Bill Nuttle, Jane Thomas, Brianne Walsh ·
1 October 2014

The Mississippi River watershed is a globally important resource, providing water resources for people, industries, and ecosystems, food and energy production, and transportation of important agricultural and industrial commodities. Management of the watershed for these potentially conflicting uses and services is challenging, as the watershed spans parts of 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces.


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2013 Maryland Coastal Bays report card (Page 1)

2013 Maryland Coastal Bays report card

Jane Thomas, Bill Dennison ·
18 August 2014

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2013 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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Baltimore's Annual Healthy Harbor Report Card: 2013

Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey, Bill Dennison ·
28 May 2014

In 2013, Baltimore's streams, river and Harbor scored between 51% and 57%. While this is a failing score, it is an improvement over the 2012 scores, which ranged from 40% to 42%. These modest improvements show that we are headed in the right direction, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Without significant infrastructure repair and environment restoration, areas dominated by urban and suburban development will continue to have poor water quality.


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