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Donald Boesch – Chesapeake Challenges


Posted on November 19th

Donald Boesch – Chesapeake Challenges

Donald Boesch, UM Professor of Marine Science, is on a board that advises the MD Governor on the Chesapeake environment. The Chesapeake is the largest estuary in the US and its watershed extends over six states and DC, and accommodates a popula- tion of more than 15 million. The Bay is a highly productive estuary with high economic and social importance to the region. The 1972 Agnes storm was a wake up call. Prior to 1972 there was strip mining of oysters and the industrialization of agricul- ture. The storm created an excess of nitrogen and phosphorus. A board was created with members of the 6 states to restore the health of the Chesapeake




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