This website is sponsored by the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the University of Maryland and based in Queenstown, Maryland. The Hughes Center focuses on mission-based work in the agriculture, forestry and conservation communities. It works to bring together diverse interests to support Maryland’s working landscapes and industries while protecting and improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
The information on this website was collected by Tom Leigh, a former Riverkeeper on the Eastern Shore of Maryland who currently works as a clean water expert to counsel and provide technical expertise to Shore municipalities and counties working to reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay. The Hughes Center thanks Tom for his effort and dedication to compiling the best management practices included on this website.