Chesapeake Bay

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States Take the Lead on Climate

After the wave of elections in early November, it is clear that states are ready and willing to take the lead in protecting wildlife and people from the threat of …

Farming Our Way to a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay

This week Senator Chris Van Hollen from Maryland and Congressman Bobby Scott from Virginia introduced the Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017 in both the House and Senate. …

Meet the Wymans: Doing Their Part One Acre at a Time

Warm rays of sun light reflect from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, the smell of fresh vegetation fills the air, butterflies dance in the wind above the plush gardens, …

What’s With That Dam?

What is the Conowingo Dam? The Conowingo Dam is a large, operational hydroelectric dam in the lower Susquehanna River near the town of Conowingo, Maryland close to the Pennsylvania border. …

The Power of Our Coalition

Harmful Algae Outbreaks may cancel Summer Swimming Plans

What’s at Stake – Funding for Chesapeake Bay in Jeopardy

The Shores are Alive!

A collaboration between the National Wildlife Federation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Queen Anne’s County, the project is one of the first in the country to incorporate sea level …

Is Maryland Shucking Its Oyster Sanctuaries?

Oysters on the Brink The once bountiful oysters of the Chesapeake Bay have been critically depleted due to a number of factors: Over-harvesting – By the late 1800’s nearly 20 …

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Transforming the Chesapeake Shoreline

Maryland’s Conquest Beach, situated on a preserve between the Corsica and Chester Rivers, is a shoreline in transition. Over the past month, what was once 1,000 ft. of eroding bank and …

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