Researchers: Strong, positive trends for
Chesapeake Bay cleanup
Researchers laid out a strongly positive assessment
of the latest data from the ongoing cleanup of the
Chesapeake Bay Wednesday, saying things are moving in
the right direction.
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Last year's aerial survey
of the bay found more than 91,000 acres of underwater
grasses, beating a target two years ahead of schedule,
they said. The percentage of water quality standards
that have been met accelerated its steady, multi-decade
march up a tracking chart, rising to 37 percent.