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A blue crab perches on the edge of a dock, ready to jump back into the water below.

Kim Cover

Blue Crab Survey Results Show Downturn

Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the results of the 2022 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, an annual estimate of the population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. CBF Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement.

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At Harrisburg’s Reservoir Park discussing the new living memorial project They’re Just Away, are, from left, City Councilwoman Jocelyn Rawls,  Kristen Hand, DCNR Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape Program, and Harrisburg resident and project creator Rafiyqa Muhammad.

BJ Small/CBF Staff

Living Memorial to Victims of Violence and Pandemic to Take Root in the City of Harrisburg

Trees to benefit the landscape and remember those lost to the pandemic, violence, and other causes will take root as a living memorial in the City of Harrisburg on Memorial Day weekend.

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Young trees planted across a reforestation area under radio towers at Greenbury Point in Annapolis, Maryland.

AJ Metcalf/CBF Staff

CBF Opposes New Golf Course Proposal at Greenbury Point in Annapolis

CBF is opposing a proposal to add a second golf course to the Navy’s 230-acre Greenbury Point peninsula in Annapolis due to environmental concerns.

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