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Thinking Small To Solve Big Environmental Problems


The Choptank River begins in Kent County, Delaware, and runs 71 miles across Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Environmentalists say this river is emblematic of the environmental problems facing many waterways in our region. And that’s partly why it was recently chosen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a “habitat focus area”—just one of two places in the nation to receive that designation.

Bryan Russo heads out on the Choptank with its riverkeeper and officials from NOAA to find out about their new approach to cleaning up local rivers—and, by extension, the Chesapeake Bay.

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