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ANNAPOLIS — Maryland State Parks are completing 15 projects with the assistance of a new grant program of the Friends of Maryland State Parks, improving trails and habitats and enhancing … more
ANNAPOLIS — Archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 10, and continues through Jan. 31, 2022, said officials from the Maryland Department of Natural … more
As state and local governments struggle to meet clean energy mandates, they recognize that agricultural land is often a great place to site large renewable energy projects. But placing large solar … more
CHESAPEAKE BEACH — David Harris grew up on a farm next door to the Naval Research Laboratory - Chesapeake Bay Detachment. He recalls camping with his scout troop on the 168-acre base … more
More than half a million eels have passed from below the Conowingo Dam to be placed in the river above this year, bringing key clean water benefits to the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay, … more
Data collected by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Old Dominion University show that dissolved oxygen conditions in the Chesapeake Bay mainstem of Maryland and Virginia … more
CAMBRIDGE — Elected officials and agriculture specialists gathered Aug. 26 for a Legislative Farm Tour, organized by the Maryland and Dorchester Farm Bureau. “It’s a good … more
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension is hosting a workshop on grape cultivation Saturday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at the orchard on campus. Growers and gardening enthusiasts can view 38 … more
ANNAPOLIS — Chris Hopkinson, who last summer captured the attention of thousands of people nationwide when he became the first person to traverse the entire Chesapeake Bay by standup … more
Florida wildlife officials on Feb. 5 rescued an 1,100-pound male manatee in Florida after he was spotted swimming sideways, a signal of distress. Suffering from malnutrition and severe pneumonia, he … more
Farmers in the Choptank River watershed can receive incentive payments to implement conservation practices on their property through the Envision the Choptank program with support from the National … more
EASTON - Waterfowl Festival will hold its fourth “Community in Conservation” funding program, which seeks to connect financial resources with environmental needs across Delmarva. These … more
ANNAPOLIS — In 2020, the preliminary figure of 62,169 acres of underwater grasses was mapped in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, achieving 48% of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s … more
WAKEFIELD, N.J. — The US National Weather Service expanded Tropical Storm Warnings early Thursday morning to all coastal areas.Tropical Storm Elsa is forecast to move across the Mid-Atlantic … more
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces new commercial oyster harvesting regulations for the coming season. One key change is watermen will be able to work five days … more
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages … more
ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Program’s 2021 Blue Crab Advisory Report finds the overall Chesapeake Bay blue crab population is not being overfished and is not depleted. Experts from … more
ANNAPOLIS — Each year, researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Program, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), University of Michigan, United States Geological Survey … more
Amid signs of a significant but uneven rebound in Maryland’s oyster population, the state Department of Natural Resources is planning this fall to ease some harvest limits it had imposed two … more
EASTON — “Is it safe to swim in the river?” is one of the most common questions ShoreRivers hears from community members. Fecal bacteria and toxic algae in waterways pose threats to … more
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