Health of Herring Bay
Locally, the "lake" in Fairhaven is prized for its aesthetic value as well as its abundance of waterfowl, birds, plants and other wildlife. Regionally, the lake may be one of the few estuarine wetlands in Anne Arundel County that has not been significantly impaired by development. AHB is working to preserve and protect this ecosystem.
See a 2009 field assessment of the lake by W.S. Sipple Wetland & Environmental Training and Consulting.
The complete report (7.65 MB)
The report without the photos in Exhibit B (533 KB)
Arial views of the lake for various years from 1940's to 2007