New Virginia Oyster Regulations

September 1st, 2015

At its August meeting, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) adopted a number of new oyster harvesting regulations. The Commission voted to prohibit harvesting on Fridays during the October – December 2015 oyster season and established bushel limits for the current season. For the 2016-17 oyster season, the Commission voted to limit entry into the […]






Continue Reading » | Leave a Comment »

Zebra Mussels Discovered Near Baltimore

August 26th, 2015

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed the presence of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymporha) in tributaries of the upper Western Shore near Middle River in Baltimore County. On August 17, 2015, a waterman alerted DNR Biologist Brenda Davis of small zebra mussels fouling their crab gear off the Gunpowder, Bush and Middle Rivers. […]






Continue Reading » | Leave a Comment »

Sandy Point State Park Solar and Wind Power Projects

August 8th, 2015

Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis will soon become a model of alternative energy with the installation of solar power, wind power, and other energy efficient features. The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $535,870 contract with Baltimore-based Bithenergy to evaluate, design and install park upgrades that will reduce total energy consumption by an […]






Continue Reading » | Leave a Comment »

Chester River Natural Lands Project

August 5th, 2015

A new partnership between Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society (CES), the Chester River Association (CRA), and Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy will improve the health of the Chester River and local waterways while restoring native habitat for the threatened Northern Bobwhite Quail, the only native resident quail in Maryland. The first […]






Continue Reading » | Leave a Comment »

Maryland Environmental Literacy Grants

August 5th, 2015

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently awarded a total of $400,000 to six nonprofits to engage Maryland K-12 students in studying, monitoring and improving the health of their local streams over the next year. Selected by a review panel of state, federal and nonprofit environmental groups, these projects will educate 15,000 students on their […]






Continue Reading » | Leave a Comment »









    Backroads & Byways of Chesapeake Bay

    Archives

    Login