We gratefully acknowledge the federal and state agencies who financially supported this project: the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA); 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 2015 photography: Rebecca Golden, Brooke Landry, Mark Lewandowski, and Angel Willey of the Maryland Department of the Natural Resources (MD-DNR); Brian Sturgis of the National Park Service (NPS); Bo Lusk of The Nature Conservancy, Sarah Witcher of Baltimore County, Peter McGowan of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Jesse Iliff of the South River Federation, Eugene McCord of the Chesapeake Bay Federation, and Corey Holbert, Kathleen Knick, and Paul Richardson of VIMS. We would also like to thank citizens who provided ground data, including Margaret Enloe, Tom Harten,
and Pierre Henkart.
The production of this report required the dedication of numerous scientists,
technicians, photographers, and others. The following people deserve
a note of thanks: Greg Allen of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lee Karrh, Cathy Wazniak, and Carol McCollough of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD-DNR), Cindy Johnson of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA-DEQ), and Laura McKay of the Virginia Coastal Zone Program. We are especially grateful to the dedicated VIMS personnel who
contributed greatly to the production of this report: Margaret Fonner, Heather Longest, Pam Ivey, and Alex Credle of the Sponsored Programs office provided grant
administration; Information Technology and Network Services provided computer
services; Corey Holbert's assistance in orthorectifying flight lines, and Regina Burrell and Maxine Butler of the Department of Biological
Sciences provided administrative assistance and purchasing services.
Air Photographics, Inc. conducted the aerial photographic missions and
was responsible for the high quality aerial photographs and scanned digital images.