Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species, according to a newly published NOAA study. The report, published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, is the first of its kind to examine the derelict [...]
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]