All about the….. Chesapeake Bay Watershed. About the Watershed…. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed is the biggest of 130 estuaries in the U.S. and include the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C.
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I bet you’re wondering what estuary or watershed means….well let me explain…
FUN FACT:The Algonquian Indians named the watershed “Chesepioc” meaning the “Great Shellfish Bay”.
Animals in the watershed include blue crabs, oysters, striped bass, sharks, shrimp, snakes, frogs, turtles, ospreys, bald eagles, great blue herons, Canadian geese, and raccoons.
Plants in the watershed include zooplankton, plankton, barnacles, sea squirts, and sponges.Animals and Plants
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed supports a variety of species…..in fact over 3,600!
Unfortunately, pollution is a big problem in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed……..
Farmers and other people are helping the environment by making sure cows don’t go into streams and by making sure manure is cleaned up.
Other people help by holding events to pick up litter.
YOU can help by not polluting and asking other people to do the same.
Remember, anything you throw on the ground can effect what will happen to this watershed….because you’re in it!How you can Help?