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Chesapeake Bay Summit notes Mattawoman's plight

posted May 7, 2016, 4:55 AM by   [ updated May 25, 2016, 11:14 AM ]
Maryland Public Television broadcast a summit of top Chesapeake Bay experts discussing the role of development in polluting the Bay. Mattawoman Creek is highlighted as the example of a fine Bay tributary brought to the tipping point for irreversible degradation by overdevelopment. Polluted stormwater running off too many roofs, roads, and parking lots is the only pollution source increasing in the Bay. Mattawoman is a poster child for the problem of unchecked sprawl development.

The summit panelists discussed numerous ideas for fixing the problems. An important step for Mattawoman is to stop digging the hole deeper by fixing the Comprehensive Plan to limit impervious surface and adjust the growth rate downward.

Photo: screen shot of the broadcast showing Mattawoman Creek tidal freshwater estuary.

Watch it here!

Read an article on the summit here.