Not so long ago...


Our local rivers seemed endless reservoirs of abundance. Canvasbacks smoked up the sky. Migratory fish—shad, striped bass, sturgeon, herring, the famed blue crab—heralded every spring. Oysters and submerged grasses were so abundant they were a hazard to navigation.

Unfortunately, we have polluted these treasures. Water quality is poor. Excess nutrients create excess algae growth which chokes out light, oxygen, underwater grasses, and estuarine life. 

And yet our rivers are not lost, they are living resources. Through a united community commitment and collective grassroots advocacy of ShoreRivers and our many partners, we have begun to restore the vitality and health of these irreplaceable treasures.