Virginia's Bay Environment Conservation
How Argriculture Effects The Bay
Link to the Farm Bill below-
Chemical Contamination in the Bay
Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams receive pollution through the wastewater, agriculture, and storm water. harmful chemicals like mercury, PCBs, and PAHs, do not break down easily and continue to flow through the environment for years, impacting fish, local birds and obviously humans. Stormwater pushes chemicals from lawns, cars and personal care products into waterways polluting our local streams.