2017 Maryland Underwater Grasses Survey

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2017 was the third consecutive record-breaking year for underwater grass abundance in Maryland’s portion of Chesapeake Bay, according to Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). An annual baywide survey showed 62,356 acres of underwater grasses were mapped in Maryland’s tidal … Continued

2017 NOAA Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Science Program Grants

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The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office recently announced the grantees that will receive FY17 funding through the NCBO Fisheries Research Program. Having heard from the management and scientific community that more knowledge is needed regarding the Chesapeake Bay’s forage base, the … Continued

Maryland Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses Report

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently reported that underwater grass abundance increased for the fourth straight year in the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay, reaching a record of 59,277 acres. This represents a 10 percent increase from … Continued

Virginia Awarded EPA Wetland Grants

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced two major grants designed to help Virginia protect and restore its wetlands. One grant is a $356,000 award to William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and its Center for … Continued

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Expansion

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A recent expansion of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge includes 410 acres of forest and wetland habitat that is important for birds and other wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) acquired the properties from The Nature Conservancy. The expansion … Continued