NOAA Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reef Construction Grant

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that it has recommended awarding $10 million to fund new reef construction for a Maryland Department of Natural Resources oyster sanctuary in the Chesapeake Bay. The four-year grant will provide infrastructure funding … Continued

Bridge Collision – Port of Baltimore Shut Down

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  At 1:27 a.m. on March 26, 2024, Coast Guard watchstanders received a report into the Coast Guard Sector Maryland – National Capital Region command center reporting a 984-foot Singapore-flagged containership collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Additionally, it … Continued

2023 Blackwater NWR Eagle Survey

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The 2024 Mid-winter Eagle Survey at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge was completed recently, with promising results. Volunteers and staff counted 174 eagles during the 30-minute count period, including 114 adult bald eagles, 48 immature bald eagles, and 12 unknowns. No golden … Continued

Ever Forward Grounding Mitigation Fund Oyster Plantings

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will plant about 147 million oyster spat, or juvenile oysters, on 41 acres in Anne Arundel County waters with mitigation funds from the 2022 grounding of M/V Ever Forward on an upper Chesapeake … Continued