Baltimore Earns 5 Star Sustainability Rating

July 1st, 2015

The City of Baltimore recently won national recognition for its efforts to build a more sustainable and resilient community, with high marks for its work on a range of issues, including climate change and energy efficiency, and its strong network of community-based organizations. The city earned the certified 5-STAR Community Rating from STAR Communities, a […]






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2015 Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Forecast

July 1st, 2015

Scientists are expecting that this year’s Chesapeake Bay hypoxic low-oxygen zone, also called the “dead zone,” will be approximately 1.37 cubic miles – about the volume of 2.3 million Olympic-size swimming pools. While still large, this is 10 percent lower than the long-term average as measured since 1950. The anoxic portion of the zone, which […]






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Maryland 365 Day Fishing Licenses

May 25th, 2015

In May, Governor Larry Hogan signed into law a bill that authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to issue recreational fishing licenses for 365 days from the date of purchase, rather than for the calendar year. Created by Senate Bill 666/House Bill 785, the new law takes effect October 1. “By giving anglers the added […]






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Invasive Northern Snakehead Fish Found On Eastern Shore of Maryland

May 25th, 2015

In April, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received reports of northern snakehead fish caught from private ponds in Wicomico and Queen Anne’s counties. While surveying the pond in Wicomico County, DNR biologists found three adult snakeheads. A similar survey of the Queen Anne’s County pond turned up seven snakeheads, including subadult fish, which […]






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2015 Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration

May 11th, 2015

On Friday, May 29, the Chesapeake Bay Trust will celebrate 30 years at its Annual Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration at the Marriott Annapolis Waterfront hotel. Last year’s event sold out with over 500 guests in attendance who raised more than $100,000 to help the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Event organizers expect this year’s gala […]






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