Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Saving the Bay... blade of aquatic grass at a time.

Above:  Michelle Jerney-Davis plants wild celery in the Chesapeake Bay after growing the grass in the Library.

Underwater grasses in the Bay are in danger from pollution and run-off, but are a vital component in the environmental stability of the Bay.  Aquatic grasses help clean the water, provide oxygen, help prevent erosion and provide habitats for shellfish, waterfowl and fishes.

Above: the Library's grass, in its new home.

Thanks to Library Specialists Kevin O'Hagan and Michelle Jerney-Davis who partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to bring the grasses to the Library, raise awareness about the Bay and clean-up efforts, and worked with our BIO/ENV faculty on this semester-long project.

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