Issues Facing Maryland's Eastern Shore

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    Krista Schlyer/iLCP

    Polluted Runoff

    Polluted runoff is one of the most harmful sources of pollution to the Bay and its waters.

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    Phosphorus Management

    Maryland needs a science-based method to identify areas most at risk for phosphorus pollution.

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    Krista Schlyer/iLCP

    Stormwater Fees

    Frequently asked questions about Maryland's stormwater utility fee.

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    Carrie B. Grisham

    Blue Crabs

    The blue crab is one of the more resilient of Chesapeake species, but its fate depends on many factors.

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    NRCS

    Agriculture

    What role do farms and agricultural production play in the health of our waters?

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    Justin Black/iLCP

    Forest Loss

    To save the Bay, forests need to flourish throughout the watershed.

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    Land Use

    When the watershed's land suffers from pollution and poor management, so too does the water.

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    City of Easton

    Sewage & Septic Systems

    Upgrading wastewater treatment is critical to cleaning up the Bay and its rivers and streams.

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