Next Generation: Isabel C. Sánchez-Viruet

August 4, 2022
Isabel C. Sánchez-Viruet is studying the potential of floating wetlands to remove nitrogen from tidal waters.

Scientific education receives support from local IWLA chapter

July 12, 2022
Three UMCES Horn Point Laboratory students receive scholarships from the Mid-Shore Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America to advance their research and studies.

Lois Colaprete joins University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

July 5, 2022
Lois Colaprete joins the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) as Vice President for Advancement, effective July 1. She brings 26 years of fund-raising experience in the non-profit development field with a specialization in board development, fundraising infrastructure, and systems and planning strategies.

Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” predicted to be 13%

June 28, 2022
Researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Program, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Michigan and U.S. Geological Survey announced today that they are predicting this summer’s dead zone to be smaller than the longterm average taken between 1985 and 2021. This is due to the below average amount of water entering the Bay from the watershed’s tributaries this past spring, as well as decreased nutrient and sediment pollution from jurisdictions within the watershed.

Chesapeake Bay Health Score Held Steady in 2021

June 6, 2022
The 2021 Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card issued today by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) gives the overall Chesapeake watershed a grade of C+ for 2021. The Chesapeake Bay health score improved slightly from 45 to 50, a grade of C. Building on social indicators that were added in 2021, new economic indicators were used to evaluate the health of local economies in the region. These include Median Household Income, Jobs Growth, Income Inequality, and Housing Affordability.