Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary

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NOAA, the state of Maryland and Charles County recently announced the designation of Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary will protect the remains of more than 100 abandoned steamships and vessels built as part of America’s engagement in … Continued

2018 Chesapeake Bay Report Card

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The Chesapeake Bay score decreased in 2018, but maintained a C grade, according to the 2018 Chesapeake Bay Report Card issued by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). The decrease was due to extremely high precipitation last … Continued

Waterway Organizations Form Arundel Rivers Federation

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South River Federation and West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. have officially consolidated their two nonprofit organizations into the Arundel Rivers Federation, effective January 1, 2019. The organization’s new board of directors is comprised of members from both legacy organizations and leaders have … Continued

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge – Nanticoke Unit Easements

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A partnership between the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Chesapeake Conservancy has led to the permanent protection of 155 acres of land as part of the Nanticoke Unit of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Funding was made possible … Continued

Maryland Rural Legacy Program Grants

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In December 2018, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved Rural Legacy Program grants totaling $3 million that will provide dedicated state funding to permanently protect working farms and forests, and provide vegetative stream buffers to improve water quality in … Continued