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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
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
The Sassafras River, mid-May. Tulip poplars and black locusts in full and fragrant blossom. Local watermen offloading tons of catfish as hungry ospreys, eagles and herons soar close. The little … 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 is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages … more
Hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are spending their summers in Chesapeake Bay waters. And now, with the help of crowd-sourced sightings reported each of the last four years, researchers are … more
Lower Shore Land Trust has completed a conservation easement on 114 acres with Cherrywalk Farms in Wicomico County’s Quantico Creek Rural Legacy Area. The project was the result of a diverse … 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
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
Bird electric scooters have landed in Salisbury, offering visitors and locals a fun way to get around Downtown. They also have other benefits, Mayor Jake Day said as a truckload of scooters … more
Salisbury has been named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The City of Salisbury achieved Tree City USA recognition … more
Senators from the Chesapeake Bay region are asking the Biden administration to enforce strict water-pollution standards in Pennsylvania and New York to help meet agreed-upon goals for restoring the bay. more
Not quite a dozen members of the Wicomico Environmental Trust got up early Saturday morning, April 24, and headed to Downtown Salisbury to catch the Wicomico River at low tide. Two hours later, 10 … more
The health of the Chesapeake Bay is dependent on the cooperation of six states and the District of Columbia, making it difficult to consistently tackle pollution across the estuary.New York, … more
WASHINGTON (CNS) - The Maryland congressional delegation is pushing legislation to protect and enhance the natural resources throughout southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area with new federal … more
Salisbury, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, has awarded $75,000 in grants for environmental projects within the city. Two local organizations are expected to receive funding for … more
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