Chesapeake News and Dos

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This week in the Watershed:  oyster success, pollution diets (TMDLs), and a schooner race


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Bay

October 14

  • Learn more about the Chesapeake Bay "pollution diet,"� or TMDL, and how it will affect Maryland. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD, will host a forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to share information and discuss this important step in Saving the Bay. Contact Richard Romer (, 410/257-6947) for more information. 

October 15

October 17

  • Voice your concerns over the management of the menhaden fishery at a public meeting in Heathsville, VA, at Northumberland High School. Help rebuild the population of this essential fish!
  • Join Congressman John Sarbanes in Baltimore at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park at 1:30 pm to discuss his efforts to fight back against environmental deregulation and protect the Chesapeake Bay. If you'd like to attend, email

October 18

October 20

  • Plant native trees and shrubs in beautiful Jefferson County, WV, near Charles Town.  Five-hundred trees will be planted along Bullskin Run on Cool Spring Farm. 

October 22



--Adam Wickline


If you have an upcoming Bay-related restoration event and you need volunteers, please let us know by contacting CBF's Community Building Manager, Adam Wickline: Do you enjoy working with fellow Bay Lovers to help save the Chesapeake? Become a CBF Volunteer to receive notifications about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Emmy Nicklin

Issues in this Post

Fisheries   Community   Conservation   Blue Crabs   Fishing   Politics   Volunteers  



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