Delmarva Treasure: Maryland Coastal Bays Program
Delaware is a very unique place and we have the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays to thank for that. But there are other bays that are just as special. The Eastern Shore of Maryland alone has five coastal bays behind Ocean City and Assateague Island.
That’s why the Maryland Coastal Bays Program is so important. In fact, it’s a Delmarva Treasure.
Lisa meets up with Roman Jesien to talk about how their organization is in charge of protecting the water. Roman says their projects include preservation, restoration activities, outreach, education, small projects, such as tree plantings and living shore projects, to larger projects that incorporate a lot of larger agencies.
Their team turned the old Ocean City dump into a public kayak launch and they recently planted trees with 350 students. Roman also talks about the terrapin count project they do each year where they count the number of turtle heads they see and can relate that to population size.
Roman says he is proud of the progress Maryland Coastal Bays has made over the past 30 years, but says there is still plenty more to do.