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It’s tough being a menhaden

To start, nobody can really agree on what to call them. The name menhaden comes from a Native American word that means “he who fertilizes”. They’ve been called American sardines …

Osprey family. Photo by Mark Zborowski

Osprey Families of the Delaware River Basin

Now wrapped into this year’s Water Resources Development Act, the DRBCA and its critical conservation funding may finally have a chance to become law – and that means exciting things …

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Photo: Rebecca Swerida, Maryland DNR

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 …

Young explorers in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands

Growing Greener: The Wonder of Wild Places  

A rainy weekend in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands is an investment in the next generation Each fall, my family and I go exploring and camping with our close friends. This year, with …

Photo by Curtis Carley/ USFWS

Long Road Ahead for Endangered Red Wolves

Green Street Academy students gardening in their hoop house. Photo by Eric Oberlechner/Green Street Academy

Baltimore: From Green Street to Main Street

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Is Maryland Shucking Its Oyster Sanctuaries?

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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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Maryland Offshore Wind – Coming Soon!

On a sweltering July afternoon, cool ocean breezes sound amazing. Soon Maryland residents can count on those offshore winds as a source of clean, renewable power for the Free State. …

Orioles can often be seen in trees foraging for insects and fruits. Photo by Janice Sommerville, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Bringing Baltimore Orioles Back to the Ballpark

Baltimore’s native birds need our help. According to the North American Breeding Bird Survey, Baltimore oriole populations have declined throughout their range. Much like our baseball team, Baltimore orioles winter in warmer …

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