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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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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 …

Flying over Bombay Hook, DE. Photo by Kim Taylor, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Top Six Reasons to Invest in the Delaware River Basin


Historic Year for Climate Action in Maryland

Coverdale Farm Preserve by Jim White

Affiliate of the Week: Delaware Nature Society

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Maryland Legislature Passes Historic Climate Protection Bill

Beyond the policy “wonks” in Annapolis, the details of the GGRA (or Goog-gur-a as it is affectionately known), may not be top of mind for all Marylanders, but its passage …

Taking a moment to marvel at a garden slug.  Photo by Carolyn Millard

Planting a Park Within a “Park”

There are no parks in McElderry Park in Baltimore, but the National Wildlife Federation and their partners are hoping to change that. For the past three years, NWF has been …

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Protecting Delaware’s Coast

Millions of dollars have been spent by the state of Delaware restoring beach dune systems and coastal marshes. From recreational areas like boardwalks at Rehoboth and Bethany Beach, to the …

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