Walter Boynton, longtime professor and estuarine ecologist at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’sChesapeake Biological Laboratory and a fixture in the world of Chesapeake Bay science for more than 40 years, has been chosen to receive the Mathias Medal to recognize his distinguished career of scholarship and public service.
Legendary Chesapeake Bay scientist Walt Boynton to receive Mathias Medal
A new study suggests that improvements in air quality over the Potomac watershed, including the Washington, D.C., metro area, may be responsible for recent progress on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have linked improving water quality in streams and rivers of the Upper Potomac River Basin to reductions in nitrogen pollution onto the land and streams due to enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
Cleaner air is driving improvements in Chesapeake Bay water quality