We gratefully acknowledge the federal and state agencies who financially supported this project: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA-DEQ), Chesapeake Bay Program;
the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD-DNR); the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA-DEQ), Coastal Zone Management Program; and the School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William and Mary. Also, we thank the Norfolk - Southern Foundation and the Keith Campbell Foundation for providing
private grants to VIMS in partial support of this work.
Acknowledgments would not be complete without commendation for the groups that provided ground surveys of SAV beds, which were used in conjunction with interpretation of the 2011 photography: Peter Bergstrom of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Jessica Alexander, Jake Esposito and Lauren Leese of Maryland Environmental Service (MES); Rebecca Golden, Lee Karrh, Brooke Landry and Mitch Tarnowski of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD-DNR); Roman Jesien of Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP); Brian Sturgis of National Park Service (NPS); Terry Willis of Chesapeake College (CC); Evamaria Koch of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Horn Point Laboratory (UMCES); and Cassie Glaspie, Corey Holbert, Scott Marion, Ken Moore, and Erin Shields of VIMS. We would also like to thank citizens who provided ground data, including Tom Harten, Drew Koslow, and Eugene McCord.
The production of this report required the dedication of numerous scientists,
technicians, photographers, and others. The following people deserve
a note of thanks: Mike Fritz of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lee Karrh and Jennifer Raulin of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD-DNR), Rick Hoffman of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA-DEQ), and Laura McKay of Virginia Coastal Zone Program. We are especially grateful to the dedicated VIMS personnel who
contributed greatly to the production of this report: Margaret Fonner, Katherine Davis Small, Pam Ivey, and Alex Credle of the Sponsored Programs office provided grant
administration; Information Technology and Network Services provided computer
services; and Regina Burrell and Maxine Butler of the Department of Biological
Sciences provided secretarial and purchasing services.
Air Photographics, Inc. conducted the aerial photographic missions and
was responsible for the high quality aerial photographs and scans.