Politics

  • This Week in the Watershed: Resisting Rollbacks

    October 5, 2018

    It was less than a generation ago that America was confronted with the consequences of the degradation of the environment.

  • Trump Plan Endangers Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

    August 28, 2018

    It's difficult growing up a crab. Cold winters, predators, dead zones, vanishing habitat — these are just some of the threats a young crustacean faces. And now, a plan by the Trump administration to open the Atlantic seaboard to oil and gas exploration and drilling could upset the already precarious life cycle of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Bay Mutiny

    July 20, 2018

    In 1608, during the first exploration of the Chesapeake Bay by European settlers, it was Captain John Smith who led the way. Of the countless voyages throughout this national treasure since, it's a safe bet that most had a captain.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Best Bang for Our Buck

    July 6, 2018

    The least expensive ways to fight pollution also targets the largest source of pollution—agricultural runoff.

  • Democracy in Action

    April 18, 2018

    When the new federal funding bill was signed into law a couple weeks ago, it wasn't an accident that it fully supported EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program—a critical piece of Chesapeake restoration.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Disappearing Act

    April 13, 2018

    After months of meetings, letters, phone calls, and emails, it looked like we were going to take a step, albeit it a small one, towards strengthening Maryland’s outdated Forest Conservation Act. Until the legislation disappeared.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Unfinished Business

    April 6, 2018

    It’s an exciting time on the Bay and its rivers and streams. Ospreys are back, flora is beginning to bloom, and the days are lengthening. And in Richmond and Annapolis, activity is beginning to wind down in the halls of its Capitols.

  • Taxpayers Fund What Nature Does for Free

    March 15, 2018

    Charles County taxpayers are spending millions to reduce a type of water pollution that forests filter for free.

  • Virginia Advocates Storm Capitol Hill

    March 7, 2018

    Last week, over 20 outstanding volunteers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia ditched their waders and headed to Washington, D.C. to meet with their representatives and discuss all the great projects the Chesapeake Bay Program supports in their districts.

  • MD's Forest Conservation Act Need to Be Revisited

    March 6, 2018

    Forest destruction in Maryland is a major concern of the state legislature this year and with good reason.

  • President Trump’s Budget Does Not Support Clean Water

    February 27, 2018

    President Trump ‘s budget does not support clean water. How else to interpret his budget proposal for next year which cuts 90 percent of the funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, and funding for other clean-water programs around the country?

  • Fighting for the Future of Our Forests

    February 16, 2018

    Growing up in Maryland, the forests and woods in our communities have always been a place of fresh air, sanctuary, and play.

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