2014 ORP Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest

August 15th, 2014

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) has announced that tickets are on sale for its annual fundraiser, the Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest. The event will be held on Thursday, October 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Admission is $90 for an individual ticket and $150 per pair. Tickets can be [...]

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American Bald Eagle Photography Contest

July 24th, 2014

The Potomac River Bald Eagles group is hosting their first annual American Bald Eagle Photography Contest. Entries must be received by August 21, and winners will receive cash prizes along with a grand prize Crystal Eagle trophy and certificate. For more information, visit the Potomac River Bald Eagles facebook page.

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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Sessions

July 24th, 2014

On Saturday August 9, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge staff and the Friends of Blackwater will hold an information session at the Refuge Visitor Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch provided). During the session, potential volunteers and current volunteers can learn about what the Refuge is doing to manage habitat and provide visitor services, [...]

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New Chesapeake Bay Access Sites

July 12th, 2014

Dozens of new public access sites are now open along rivers and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. New trails, beaches, boat ramps, and small craft launch sites will allow people to walk, play, swim, fish and launch watercraft into the Bay and its rivers. In 2013, Chesapeake Bay Program partners opened 36 new public [...]

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2014 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report

July 12th, 2014

The recently released 2014 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report encourages fishery managers around the Chesapeake Bay to take a risk-averse approach to blue crab management this year, due primarily to a decrease in the number of female crabs in the Bay. The advice is one of several scientifically developed suggestions in this annual assessment, [...]

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