Nutrients in Chesapeake Bay: The Nutrient Diet is Working

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Dr. Walter Boynton (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory)

Pre-registration Required

Event Details

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Dr. Watler Boynton (Credit: Eva Bailey/Chesapeake Biological Laboratory)


For the past four to five decades, excessive nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) pouring into Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers have harmed water quality and estuarine habitats. But now that looks to be changing, because the Chesapeake Bay nutrient diet (formally called the “Total Maximum Daily Load”) is starting to pay off, reducing pollution from the multiple sources generating it. In this talk, Dr. Walter Boynton will highlight how Bay water and habitat quality trends are heading in the right direction, and how we can continue the positive steps toward recovery.

SERC's free evening lectures are held every third Tuesday of the month now through October in the Schmidt Conference Center, from 7-8pm. Doors open at 6:30. Lectures are free and open to all—curiosity is the only prerequisite!

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