Mid-Atlantic Regional Center

Restoring the Green River

The Green River in Kentucky is a mysterious beauty. People living near it say it is the deepest river in the world. When I was young, my family was waiting …

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

First, some good news. The Chesapeake Bay’s health is improving. Thirty years of effort is paying off with the clean-up showing signs of success. A recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Long Road Ahead for Endangered Red Wolves

Facing an Uncertain Future While North Carolina’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge was the first release site with the reintroduction of four male-female pairs in 1987, the red wolf now …

Baltimore: From Green Street to Main Street

Close to 10% of land within city limits is comprised of public green space where residents can learn and play, and wildlife can flourish. It’s a pretty good start, but …

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 …

Blue Crab

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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