Chesapeake News and Dos

Filling you in on the top stories of the week and letting you know how to make a difference!

 WaterTrees

 Photo by Annette Conniff

This week in the Watershed:  Rockfish, Beetles, and high-tech Bay Saving

  • Pennsylvania stream restoration goes high tech with this Bucknell student's creation.  Learn how on-the-ground restoration folks will get a new bird's eye view.  (Bucknell Website - PA)
  • Maryland is cracking down on illegal poaching of rockfish.  After finding 13 tons of poached fish caught by illegal gill nets, the Department of Natural Resources will impose new rules to limit the illegal practice.  (The Capital - MD)
  • The federal government is making $2.4 million available for Maryland to protect the Puritan tiger beetle, an endangered insect roaming the bayside cliffs in Calvert and Cecil counties. (Baltimore Sun - MD)
  • Perhaps the tide is turning?  A recent coastal clean-up in New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland found less waste than in previous years. (Daily Times - MD)

 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in the Bay

 

August 27

  • Remove invasive species on Four Mile Creek with the Four Mile Creek RIP Project in Arlington, VA.  NOTE:  Please contact Sarah Archer at sarcher@arlingtonva.us to confirm the event is still happening regardless of Irene. 

August 30

  • Join the CBF Book Club in Virginia!  Each month they will choose a new book with an environmental theme and gather together to discuss. 

August 31

Ongoing

  • Help protect and monitor wild lupine (a rare native plant) populations!  No experience necessary and a great opportunity to get outside and make a difference. 

 

--Adam Wickline

 

Adam is the Community Building Manager of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  He works to inform and engage people across the watershed to take part in Saving the Bay.  If you have an upcoming Bay-related restoration event and you need volunteers, please let us know.  awickline@cbf.org

 

Do you enjoy working with fellow Bay Lovers to help save the Chesapeake?  Become a CBF Volunteer to receive notifications about upcoming volunteer opportunities. 

Adam Wickline

Issues in this Post

Community  

   Please leave this field empty
Stay up to date about the Bay!




DISCLAIMER

PLEASE READ OUR TERMS OF USE

The views and opinions expressed in the media, articles or comments on this site are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions held by CBF and the inclusion of such information does not imply endorsement by CBF. CBF is not responsible for the contents of any linked Web, or any link contained in a linked Web site, or any changes or updates to such Web sites. The inclusion of any link or comment is provided only for information purposes. CBF reserves the right to edit or remove any comments and material posted to this website and to ban users from the site without notice. Partisan, pornographic or other inappropriate content, product or service promotion, foul language or bad behavior is expressly forbidden and will be removed.


Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

Share Your Story

Volunteer

Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

Volunteer