Maryland FY 2012 Budget Includes $25 Million for Chesapeake Bay Restoration

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Governor Martin O’Malley has proposed $25 million in fiscal year 2012 funding for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, a 25 percent increase over 2011. The dedicated fund supports projects designed to reduce non-point source pollution that reaches … Continued

Virginia Institute of Marine Science Bay Grass Survey Shows Improvements

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The latest Virginia Institute of Marine Science Bay Grass Survey shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased by 18 percent last year, from 64,917 acres in 2007 to 76,861 acres in 2008. This is the fourth … Continued

ASMFC Releases “Living Shorelines: Impacts of Erosion Control Strategies on Coastal Habitats”

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has announced the release of the tenth publication in its habitat management series, entitled “Living Shorelines: Impacts of Erosion Control Strategies on Coastal Habitats.” Living shorelines, or soft shorelines, are an approach to shoreline … Continued