Photo by Loy Elliott

FROM MOUNTAIN TO SEA: THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

The South Mountain landscape is nested within the Chesapeake Bay watershed and is an important area that influences the health of this estuary system. Dr. Claire Jantz (Shippensburg University) delivered a talk on the relationships and impacts of local land use and human activity on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The Bay is both the largest and historically most productive estuary in the U.S., and Dr. Jantz highlighted how sustainable development and smart growth strategies can help restore the bay’s health and productivity. The evening concluded with a panel discussion that discussed additional environmental issues facing the Bay.

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