A Story in Five Parts:

On the Brink

A struggle is under way for the future of the Chesapeake Bay. Will this majestic estuary survive as a flourishing body of water, or become a shadow of what it once was?

Chapter 1: Renewal—or Disaster?
Chapter 2: How Sick Is It?
Chapter 3: Can It Be Saved – And How?
Chapter 4: What of Seafood and Watermen?
Chapter 5: And If the Bay Can't Be Saved?


About the Project

Bay on the Brink is a multimedia reporting project examining the fate of the Chesapeake Bay. It is produced by journalism fellows at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism as part of News21, a consortium of journalism schools. As they reported, the fellows also posted to a blog,  Chronicling the Chesapeake Bay.

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