Satellite image of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland with the Eastern Shore shown on the right and the mainland to the left. (Photo courtesy of Envistat).
The founding of Maryland, 1634. Painted by Emmanuel Leutze in 1860. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).
At fishing hatchery and lighthouse landing shad seine in 1891, Susquehanna River entrance, Maryland. (Photo courtesy of National Archives).
A collection of oyster shells. (Photo courtesy of J. Thomas, IAN).
Over-application of herbicides and pesticides on farm fields can result in excess toxins and nutrients reaching the waterways. (Photo courtesy of J. Hawkey, IAN).
A school of striped bass. (Photo courtesy by Bemep, Flickr commons).
Floating mat of green algae present on the North Fork Tred Avon River in Easton, MD. (Photo courtesy of J. Hawkey, IAN).
Coal plants, like the one seen in this photo, continue to move forward to reduce the amount of air emissions released. (Photo courtesy of A. Jones, IAN).
Photo taken in Hollymead, VA of cracked ground indicates drought and low rainfall. (Photo courtesy of Flickr commons: J. Rowe).
Homes in Bowleys Quarters became surrounded by water after a storm surge caused by Hurricane Isabel occurred. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Payton).
Macroalgae bloom, Ulva lactuca (sea lettuce), that washed up onto the Oxford beach along the Tred Avon River. (Photo courtesy of C. Wicks, IAN).
The Susquehanna Flats in the upper Chesapeake Bay are an important habitat for underwater grasses (SAV), such as the Eurasian watermilfoil (photo by Chesapeake Bay Program).
Boone Creek, Oxford, MD. Visible are multiple sediment-laden plumes of water following the heavy rains of June and July 2006. (Photo courtesy of J. Thomas, IAN).
Corn and other crops withered during 2007 drought across the Delmarva Peninsula. (Photo courtesy of B. Fertig, IAN).
Zostera marina (eelgrass) growing amongst macroaglae. (Photo courtesy of T. Carruthers, IAN).
Susquehanna River provides the Chesapeake Bay with half of its freshwater flow. (Photo courtesy of B. Longstaff, IAN).
Aerial photo of the Conowingo Dam, located in the lower portion of the Susquehanna River. The dam traps some of the sediments and nutrients from flowing into the Bay. (Photo courtesy of J. Thomas, IAN).
Potomac River flowing through the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park, Potomac, Maryland. (Photo courtesy of A. Fagen, Flickr commons).
High tide flowed over the road at Elliott's Island, Dorchester County, MD after a high precipitation event occured. (Photo Courtesy of G. Willey, IAN).
Anacostia River tributary trash pile up. (Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons: Chesapeake Bay Program).
An excess amount of rain caused flooding to occur on crops and sent heavy amounts of fertilizer and chicken manure flowing into the Bay. (Photo courtesy of J. Hawkey, IAN).
Blue crabs are an indicator to Bay health. They are vulnerable to pollution, habitat loss, and harvest pressures. (Photo courtesy of S. Smith, Flickr Commons)
Various tanks and ponds of the wastewater treatment plant in Cambridge, Maryland. (Photo courtesy of A. Jones, IAN).
An aerial view showing downtown Annapolis, Maryland near church circle. (Photo courtesy of J. Thomas, IAN).
Volunteers participating in community stewardship plant marsh grasses on a barren island. (Photo courtesy flickr commons: Chesapeake Bay Program).