ENVIRONMENT

Keeping our Bay Healthy for Future Generations

Maryland has made remarkable progress in decreasing the amount of nitrogen and nutrient pollution since 1985. The Chesapeake Bay recorded the highest amount of underwater grasses in 2016. We need to continue to help farmers manage manure, support the extension and upgrading of septic systems, and promote smart growth and development with zoning and assistance to farmers and large landowners to maintain their lands in an open and rural state.