Dirty Farms, Dirty Bay

Dirty Farm, Dirty Bay

Agriculture is the primary polluter in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, with sediment runoff endangering plant life and marine ecosystems. Mindful agricultural practices can reduce the amount of sediment entering the bay. Check out the story of one farmer dedicated to saving the bay who installed simple devices on his land that seriously limit the amount of runoff his fields produce. Then take a look at a tasty creature on the front line of the sediment problem: the silt-hating, increasingly-endangered oyster.

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