We’re now nearing the end of week three in self-quarantine, and I think we can all agree—what a long, strange three weeks it’s been. As we navigate through these unprecedented and frightening times, we can take strength and comfort in the numerous good works people are doing to combat COVID-19, especially our healthcare workers on the front lines. Thank you.
Even as our normal routines have been upended, our work to save the Bay continues in earnest. In fact, today CBF’s Maryland Fisheries Scientist Allison Colden is briefing Congressional Appropriations Subcommittee staffers on the importance of oyster restoration in the Bay. Yesterday we launched a pop-up webinar on Dolphins in the Bay and what they mean for the health of our waters. Also this week, we released an oyster aquaculture report detailing the economic benefits of the shellfish aquaculture industry to Maryland’s economy and the challenges these businesses face right now. Finally, a bit of springtime hope to end with this week: In the midst of these uneasy times, we welcomed into the world a number of baby lambs on our sustainable Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Our commitment to the Bay and to you—our steadfast supporters—has never been stronger. Thank you for standing with us in these difficult times, now and always. And please enjoy this week’s Bay stories and resources!
Be safe, healthy, and well.