Pre-Conference Field Trip 3
Friday September 28 - Saturday September 29, 2012
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, extending over 330 km (200 miles) from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to the Atlantic Ocean. The bay is an incredibly complex ecosystem that includes diverse habitats and important food webs. Unfortunately, the bay has been severely impacted by nutrient and sediment-rich runoff creating extensive zones of hypoxia. Urban development pressures, invasive species, non-sustainable fishing and shell fishing practices have all taken a toll on the ecosystem. We will tour current research efforts and restoration projects aimed at improving water quality, restoring habitat, managing fisheries and protecting adjacent watersheds. The two-day tour will depart from Washington DC, the nation’s capital city.
Includes two days transportation, lunches and admissions.
Min/Max Participants: 12/25
For Additional Information:
OSU EcoSummit Coordinator
Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
The Ohio State University
352 W. Dodridge Street
Columbus, Ohio 43202 USA