Chesapeake Bay Historical

Chesapeake Bay Historical (HM1V3Z)

Location: Cape Charles, VA 23310 Northampton County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 10.056', W 75° 59.206'

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Kiptopeke State Park

The Chesapeake Bay, vital to the survival of many species of shorebirds and birds of prey, provides fish, mollusks, and crabs as well as a variety of nesting habitats along the Eastern Shore. Many of these birds can be seen gliding along the hulls of the concrete ships searching for food and a resting place.

Oyster lay thick as stones
Poor water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, caused by pollutants in stormwater run-off is causing problems for many species, particularly oysters. John Smith, during his 1608 exploration of the Bay wrote, "Oyster lay thick as stones." Oyster farming, protected areas, and conservation education are part of a multi-faceted plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay to its pristine natural state.

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· Use native plants for landscaping and avoid over use of fertilizers
· Pick up and properly dispose of pet waste and litter
· Allow stormwater to percolate, use paving stones or gravel instead of asphalt
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HM NumberHM1V3Z
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412393 N 4113920
Decimal Degrees37.16760000, -75.98676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.056', W 75° 59.206'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 3.36" N, 75° 59' 12.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30100-30132 Dutton Ln, Cape Charles VA 23310, US
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