|Cow poop and pee plus packing of the shoreline...not so good for the river.|
We have a former state senator, Bernie Fowler, who was an avid fisherman as a young man, and noticed the declining clarity of the water on the Patuxent River when he would wade in each spring just north of where I live and try to see his feet. In 1988 this 'wade-in" became an annual tradition to remind people of the declining clarity of our waters and also gave energy to a movement where then Senator Fowler sued the Environmental Protection Agency for its lack of enforcement of pollution laws. The Bay is no where near healthy, but at least has stabilized in its decline and Senator Fowler has brought it to the public attention. He is now 89, but still does his wade-in.
|Pinkney Island, South Carolina, protected shoreline|