Trees where being cut down as more and more people moved here to make room for factories.
At this point the population was big enough that they started to drain swamps and marshes to create waste dumps.
To open Maryland's eastern shore to development they constructed a 4.1 mile long bridge. This caused more growth so they started to drain more wetlands for buildings.
To stop water pollution they formed this foundation to protect the clean water and environment.
due to population growth and pollution runoff the regions ecosystem declines.
To protect the areas clean water supply they passed a act to protect the water from pollution
The population started to be in the millions
Chesapeake 2000 is signed, setting up more than 100 goals to reduce pollution.
They have made progress to cleaning the bay with several acts plans and agreements to help stop its pollution.