Caring for the Bay

Caring for the Bay (HM1NCA)

Location: Berlin, MD 21811 Worcester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 14.854', W 75° 9.29'

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Ocean, island, bay, mainland—all are interconnected

The marshes in the distance, the waters before you, and the land beneath and behind you form an interwoven whole. What affects one part affects all.

How we use and care for the land impacts it's water quality. The water that drains from the land into this bay affects what lives and grows here. The bay and it's marshes serve as a nursery and nutrient source for the ocean. The health of the ocean is closely linked to the health of these sheltered waters.

Some 175 square miles of land drains into the bays bordering Assateague Island. You drove through this watershed to get here. Along the way, you may have noticed farms, golf courses, homes, and housing developments. All affect bay water quality.

Assateague island is officially protected, but most of the waters around it and the watershed bordering it are not. Stewardship of the land is a shared responsibility. It's up to all of us, wherever we live.

Park staff actively monitor the bay's water quality.
Placed ByAssateague Island National Seashore
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Date Added Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486451 N 4233294
Decimal Degrees38.24756667, -75.15483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.854', W 75° 9.29'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 51.24" N, 75° 9' 17.4" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6601-6623 MD-611, Berlin MD 21811, US
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