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Ann Swanson, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission
Restoring the Chesapeake Bay
She works for the general assembly and congress.
She wanted to work with wildlife.
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest, most productive estuary in the nation in its current
polluted state. It’s the most productive in the world actually.
Largest, most intact hardwood and fertile, nonirrigated land.
The wildlife is extremely diverse for a temperate zone.
amazingly shallow for so much land
there was a glacier that pushed the land down and it melted and flooded it
180,000 miles of shoreline
everyone lives very near to a drainage source to the bay.
higher land: water ratio, the harder it is to deal with pollution, so the bay is very
vulnerable to pollution
The Chesapeake Bay is Impaired, we must do something about it. Impairment is from