Caring for the Bay
Ocean, island, bay, mainland—all are interconnected
How we use and care for the land impacts it's water quality. The water that drains from the land into this bay affects what lives and grows here. The bay and it's marshes serve as a nursery and nutrient source for the ocean. The health of the ocean is closely linked to the health of these sheltered waters.
Some 175 square miles of land drains into the bays bordering Assateague Island. You drove through this watershed to get here. Along the way, you may have noticed farms, golf courses, homes, and housing developments. All affect bay water quality.
Assateague island is officially protected, but most of the waters around it and the watershed bordering it are not. Stewardship of the land is a shared responsibility. It's up to all of us, wherever we live.
Park staff actively monitor the bay's water quality.
Erected by Assateague Island National Seashore.
Location. 38° 14.854′ N, 75° 9.29′ W. Marker is near Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Verrazano Bridge (Maryland Route
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sheltered Waters (here, next to this marker); You're looking out over... A Productive Nursery (here, next to this marker); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wild Ponies (about 700 feet away); Treasures from the Past (about 700 feet away); Verrazano Bridge (about 800 feet away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rackliffe Plantation Milk House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on September 6, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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