ShoreRivers and the Miles-Wye Riverkeeper are dedicated to protecting and restoring the Miles and Wye Rivers and EAstern Bay.
The Miles and Wye Rivers
Just north of the Choptank, the Miles River, comprising approximately 54 square miles, runs past the town of St. Michaels, out into Eastern Bay, and up into Kent Island Narrows where it touches the Chester. Branching off of the Miles, the Wye River complex includes the Wye East, the Wye Main Stem, and Wye Narrows, covers 78 square miles, and winds around historic Wye Island, a state preserve that includes a magnificent old-growth forest, walking trails, and picnic areas. These rivers are largely tidal. Surrounded mostly by agricultural land use, they share similar demographics with the Choptank and Chester and face threats from excessive fertilizers, unwise development, and sprawl.
ShoreRivers’ Miles-Wye Riverkeeper, working with the entire ShoreRivers family, is dedicated to improving the water quality in these rivers and ensuring that they remain bountiful, safe, healthy, and beautiful.
"Are there better ways to protect and manage our natural resources, to benefit all stakeholders, while insuring a healthy and sustainable clam population?" Checkout the full letter from ShoreRivers' executive director Jeff Horstman.
ShoreRivers is pleased to announce that Elle Bassett is the new Miles-Wye Riverkeeper.
Official press release announcing ShoreRivers.
"Through science-based advocacy, restoration and education, ShoreRivers will protect and restore Eastern Shore waters that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. We will work collaboratively..."
Exciting new project to stop ag pollution before it starts.
ShoreRivers received major grant for agricultural conservation.