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Potomac river at sunset.

(Skeeze/Pixabay)

The George Washington University
The Potomac Riverkeeper Network will expand its water quality monitoring and move towards a cleaner river with the acquisition of the Sea Dog boat and launch of the Swimmable Potomac Campaign.

The winter sky over the Gulf of Mexico seen from the air as a tugboat services offshore wells. (Todd Kihle/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC/Galveston Lab)

The George Washington University
Seated at the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico receives everything that flows through the river — which includes more than just water.

An aerial view of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton, Delaware. Wetlands, like those shown here, has many benefits for a bay's ecosystem, including filtering runoff, mitigating floods, and as a home to baby fish and invertebrates. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

University of Delaware
The health of the Delaware Bay is in question. Human activities, even those at the far reaches of a watershed, can deeply effect a bay's ecosystem. So how can we prevent more damage and work on restoration?

(Photo by ezioman/Wikimedia Commons)

Sewanee: University of the South; Summer 2016 Intern
The Chesapeake Bay is held in the highest regard, as an almost mythical monument to the natural world — an untouchable ecosystem. But even at a young age, it became clear to me that this was no longer the same body of water that once flourished.
The George Washington University
The George Washington University has begun adding green roofs to it's existing buildings and incorporating them into new building designs to help keep storm water on site.
American University
Chesapeake Footsoldiers is a 26 minute documentary that tells the stories of unsung heroes who work to confront some of the Bay’s biggest ongoing challenges.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Landscape Laboratory is a proposed design for Chain Works District, a 95 acre post-industrial redevelopment project in Ithaca, New York.
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
The George Washington University
It looked like a scene out of the musical "Oklahoma." Tom Linthicum, owner of Seneca Ayr Farms, drove us up the gravel road to his farmhouse in Maryland. The bright November day made the recently harvested soybean fields glow and sway, his green-... Read More
Dirty Farm, Dirty Bay
Graphic Designer, Planet Forward
Agriculture is the primary polluter in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, with sediment runoff endangering plant life and marine ecosystems.
Rain, runoff and the changing climate - our regional levels of precipitation will change by the 2040s.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Rain, runoff and the changing climate - our regional levels of precipitation will change by the 2040s.

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