Published: March 19, 2009
Despite increased restoration efforts throughout the watershed, the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay did not improve in 2008, according to a Chesapeake Bay Program report released today. The Chesapeake Bay Program, however, exceeded its goal for land preservation with 7.3 million acres permanently protected from development. Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and for the first time includes overall scores for both health and restoration.
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Originator: Chesapeake Bay Program
EPA Number: EPA-903-R-09-001
CBP Number: CBP/TRS 293-09