Chesapeake Bay Trust Plate Perks Gratuity Program

February 28th, 2015

Last year the Chesapeake Bay Trust launched “Plate Perks,” a gratuity program designed to thank Marylanders who have a Treasure the Chesapeake license plate on their cars. The program itself is pretty simple: Marylanders who own a Bay plate receive perks or rewards from participating businesses that include preferred parking and discounts on goods and […]

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2015 Maryland Midwinter Waterfowl Survey

February 26th, 2015

Research teams witnessed more than 855,500 waterfowl while conducting the 2015 Maryland Midwinter Waterfowl Survey. The total was slightly lower than the 905,000 birds observed during 2014, but higher than the five year average of 757,000. Each winter, aerial survey teams of pilots and biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maryland […]

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Maryland Tree Planting Programs

February 26th, 2015

Several programs in Maryland are offering native trees and shrubs. Tree-Mendous Maryland Tree-Mendous Maryland, a program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service, is now accepting spring orders. The program offers high-quality, native trees and shrubs available at discounted prices for plantings on public lands. Tree-Mendous trees and shrubs will be available for […]

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Conowingo Dam Nears Maximum Sediment Storage Capacity

February 26th, 2015

  The Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River is at about 92 percent capacity for sediment storage according to new U.S. Geological Survey research. Since the dam’s construction in 1929, sediment and nutrients have been building up behind it, being released periodically downriver and into the Chesapeake Bay, especially during high flow events. “Storage capacity […]

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Chesapeake Bay Barometer

February 16th, 2015

A recent Chesapeake Bay Program analysis of Chesapeake Bay health reveals an ecosystem in recovery. The study, known as Bay Barometer, offers a science-based snapshot of environmental health and restoration in a watershed that faces daily challenges from development and pollution. While communities across the watershed have continued to take important steps to reduce the […]

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