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Agriculture is the single largest contributor of nutrient and sediment pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, but it doesn't have to be that way. ShoreRivers is recognized as a leader in working collaboratively with farmers to solve problems of nutrient and sediment loss to waterways from agriculture. We are an incubator for new ideas and technologies for best farming practices that benefit farmers and our Eastern Shore waterways.

Recent accomplishments include:

  • Implementing 89 agricultural restoration projects that collectively prevent 87,000 lbs of nitrogen, 12,000 lbs of phosphorus, and 2,768 tons of sediment from entering our waterways each year.

  • Decreasing fertilizer loss from farm fields by piloting on-farm application of new technology on 24,000 acres to variably apply fertilizer only where, and in the amounts, it is needed.

  • Installing multiple bioreactors and other innovative practices to clean agricultural runoff.

  • Engaging in agricultural outreach efforts by hosting an annual Farmer's Breakfast and other public community events to discuss agriculture and its relationship to our waterways.

Agricultural Restoration and Outreach Projects