Produced in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation with imagery from the Chesapeake Bay RAVE.
Video Blog: Krista Schlyer on the Chesapeake Bay RAVE
Last December, EPA issued a science-based diet that—if achieved—would reduce pollution to our waterways. Just as progress is underway, powerful forces are working to derail the recovery effort. All of us who love the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams must make our voices heard.
I was trying to elicit a mood that would suggest we can keep Pennsylvania’s rivers, streams, and creeks clean if we keep making positive changes.
This animal is so difficult to study that it has taken me six years to discover that the Hellbender is in serious jeopardy of disappearing from the Susquehanna River Basin.
As the landscape changes, so does the flow of nutrients and sediments into the water, and that which enters the Susquehanna River could stand a chance of emptying into the bay.
While the Susquehanna boasts stats that define it as the longest river east of the Mississippi and the16th largest river in the United States its most impressive feat is that it dumps more than 50% of the freshwater that enters the Chesapeake Bay.
The text supports the contentment of the poster-fish, saying the fish and birds are not harmed by sewage because the pollutants are mixed into the river water by the rapids. Water + poo = smiley.