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Stephanie Smith

The Bay Program: It takes a partnership to save an estuary

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As the story goes, the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay began with a boat trip. In 1973, after hearing reports of the estuary’s ailing health, Sen. Charles “Mac” Mathias, R-MD, set out on a “fact-finding tour”: a five-day trip traversing the Maryland portion of the Bay and hearing firsthand the experiences of 150 watermen, scientists, farmers, businesses and other area residents.

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About Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith is web content manager for the Chesapeake Bay Program.

 

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