Chesapeake Bay

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Virginia Chesapeake Bay Restoration Grants Available

A legislative committee that oversees Chesapeake Bay restoration funds says nearly $372,000 is available for education and conservation efforts to benefit the bay.


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Rivers Group Assess Water-Friendly Codes In Virginia

An analysis of non-tidal Virginia localities that are part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed found wide variations in the adoption of development codes intended to keep sediment and runoff from entering rivers and streams.


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Lighthouse Tours For Thomas Point In Maryland Resuming

Tours of the historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse in Maryland will be resuming this month.


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Maryland Planting Over 100,000 Trees To Filter Highway Runoff

Maryland highway officials are planting thousands of trees statewide to help filter stormwater that runs off roads and pollutes waterways.


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Chesapeake Blue Crabs At Highest Level Since 1993

Blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay have hit record numbers, reaching their highest population since 1993.


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Warm, Dry Winter Bringing Chesapeake To Life Early

Crabs are crawling early out of the mud in the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay, and that’s only the beginning of changes expected from the warm, dry winter in the nation’s largest estuary.


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Virginia Submits Second Phase Of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

Virginia’s second phase of a plan to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay has been submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency.


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Obama Environmental Adviser Visits Maryland

President Barack Obama’s chief environmental adviser will be in Maryland to discuss efforts to promote healthy oceans and coasts.


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Maryland Agencies Oppose Bill To Stop Further Bay Regulations

Maryland agriculture and environmental officials are opposing a bill to prohibit additional bay restoration regulations on farmers until other states in the watershed catch up to their pollution reductions.


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Maryland Watermen To Pull More Ghost Pots From Bay

Maryland’s starts a program next month to retrieve empty crab pots throughout the bay area, creating new jobs. State officials say watermen have until Friday to apply for work under the program.




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