Website tracks progress of Chesapeake Bay restoration

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 20, 2016 6:03 AM

Photo by Wikimedia Commons/Alex Zorach

(Richmond, Va.) -- An online tool is now available to track the progress of the Chesapeake Bay's restoration. 

Called ChesapeakeProgress, the website gives visitors an overview of the multi-state effort to clean up the bay after decades of neglect.

It shows goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement involving the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia. 

The agreement is aimed at limiting urban and rural pollution from flowing into the bay.

The bay's water has become so polluted, vast areas are called "dead zones'' because they are devoid of life. 

The aim of the agreement is to clean up the bay and help restore marine life such as oysters, blue crabs and other species.  

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