What is stormwater runoff, how does it pollute our local waterways and what can we do to prevent it?
When rainfall runs across roads, lawns and golf courses, it can pick up pollutants before it enters local waterways. Mike Fritz from the Chesapeake Bay Program explains why so-called “stormwater runoff” is a major source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and what we can do to prevent it.
- Produced by Matt Rath
- Music/Audio: "A Moment of Jazz" by Ancelin
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Blue Water Baltimore tracks the health of waterways impacted by polluted runoff and aging infrastructure
From the Field: Building rain gardens with youth in Howard County, Md.
READY program gives green jobs to young adults and helps meet stormwater regulations to clean up the Bay
From the Field: Monitoring water quality in the Chesapeake Bay
Scientists track nutrient pollution to determine the health of the Chesapeake Bay.