Overall Health Index
Lower Eastern Shore
Upper Eastern Shore
Upper Western Shore
Patapsco and Back Rivers
Lower Western Shore
What you can do
Reduce fertilizer use
Fertilizers on your lawn can run off into streams and pollute the rivers and eventually the bay. Only use fertilizer in the fall, or stop using it altogether.
Carpool and use public transportation
Ridesharing and public transportation reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that go into the atmosphere. This combats climate change effects, like more severe rain events and hotter summers.
Connect with people across the watershed
Working together with people in other communities, not only within your state, but throughout the watershed, is beneficial to help learn from each other and solve restoration problems.