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Past, Present, and Future

Chesapeake Past, Chesapeake Future, Part 4

Narrator: About 90% of the sediment and nutrient pollution that comes with it comes from non-point sources like farms. John Kauffman is one of a growing number of Pennsylvania farmers that is involved in stream restoration. His farm sits alongside a trout stream called Honey Creek. He's fenced off the stream to keep the cows away, and he's built a large tank to store the manure. He says it's been costly, but worth it.

John Kauffman: Environmentally, we're supposed to, you know, be helping out. That's something that we don't really see, but they're telling us that they're getting enough of the farmers to do this, that it is making a big difference as far as manure discharge into the stream and eventually ending up down in the Chesapeake Bay.

Narrator: Pennsylvania has one of the most extensive farmland restoration programs in the country, but the sediment load in the state's tributaries is vast. Directly downstream from the mouth of the Susquehanna, many Maryland watermen complain that Pennsylvania's farmers aren't doing enough.


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