| Oct 12, 2012
Plant some trees
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and partner groups need volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 to plant 1,000 trees at the old Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills. The event is suitable for adults, families and community groups. Dress...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Regarding your article about a proposed floating wetland in the Inner Harbor, there shouldn't be much debate needed because the positive attributes of such a project far outweigh the negatives ("Largest Inner Harbor marsh project yet is stirring debate,"...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:47 PM
The number of young striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay fell to a record low this year, a drastic decline from a near-record high the year before, state officials reported Tuesday.
State biologists checking Maryland's part of the bay found the fewest...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Record-high water temperatures and a March sewage leak are contributing to a large algae bloom in the Baltimore harbor, bringing what is known as a "mahogany tide" of reddish-brown algae to the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
The bloom is somewhat...
| May 2, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Environmental groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that the owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill need only do a limited search for offshore pollution from the plant.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its legal partners, including the...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Steep projected costs for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay could be trimmed by billions of dollars, a new study suggests, by allowing polluters to buy "credits" for less-expensive reductions made by others.
The study, presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Could pollution "trading" really shave billions of dollars from the costs of restoring the Chesapeake Bay? Or would the long-running cleanup effort suffer at the hands of those looking to make a buck on it?
A study presented Thursday to the Chesapeake...
| May 5, 2012
| 10:55 PM
TuesdayMay 8, 7:30 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Foundation senior naturalist and outdoors writer John Page Williams will be guest speaker at a Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association meeting. He'll discuss the Careful...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:14 AM
Did you know these stats about oysters and oyster gardening?
- Adult oysters filter up to 50 gallons of water a day, removing algae and sediment that negatively affect waterways.
- Oyster reefs provide habitats for more than 300 different plants and...
| May 9, 2012
| 12:30 PM
New farm regulations being aired this week by Maryland officials would ease first-ever limits on how, when and where the state's farmers can spread animal manure and sewage sludge on their fields.
The "nutrient management" rules, which were posted online...
| May 28, 2012
The Peninsula Water Steward training was for 10 weeks with instructors from Virginia Insitute of Marine Science, Virginia Tech, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the York County Extension agent, USDA-Soil and Water Conservation District NOAA (National Oceanic...