2022 State of the Bay Webinar

Join CBF President Hilary Harp Falk, Director of Science & Agriculture Policy Beth McGee, PhD, and Senior Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore for an informative webinar as they explain the science behind the 2022 State of the Bay report and how CBF plans to move forward.

The unchanged State of the Bay score shows that far too much pollution is still entering our waterways, harming the habitats, wildlife, and communities that depend on clean water and a healthy Bay. The Bay and its rivers and streams will not improve until the Bay states and the federal government dramatically reduce agricultural pollution and meet their commitments under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. Achieving a healthy, resilient watershed for future generations depends on the actions we take now.

Saving the Bay can be the world’s greatest environmental success story and a model for tackling the threat of global climate change. Join us for this important discussion.

04:21  Beth McGee, Ph.D., CBF Director of Agricultural Science and Policy
Overview of the report and its indicators
05:40  How the indicators fit together; comparison of a degraded aquatic system and a healthy aquatic system.
08:20  Overview of the Pollution indicators: nitrogen, phosphorus, dissolved oxygen, water clarity, and toxic contaminants.
13:36  Overview of the Habitat indicators: forested buffers, wetlands, underwater grasses, and resource lands.
18:38  Chris Moore, CBF Sr. Regional Ecosystem Scientist
Overview of Fisheries indicators: rockfish, oysters, blue crabs, and shad.
31:37  Hilary Harp Falk, CBF President
State of the Bay progress timeline.
33:02  Questions.

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