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2010-09-23 14:26:00

Highlights from Yearly Event Include the First Interstate River Trash Limit WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alice Ferguson Foundation's (AFF) 5th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit took place Wednesday, along the shores of the Potomac, at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. The event brought together more than 300 area influencers and decision-makers to address litter on a cross-regional level. "We reached significant milestones today with our partners that...

2010-09-15 17:35:19

Reducing the delivery of nutrients to the Chesapeake Bay is one of the most important components of restoration efforts to achieve a healthy Bay ecosystem. The USGS has developed a new method for tracking the progress toward reducing nitrogen and phosphorus delivery from the watershed to the Bay. "The public and public officials care deeply about progress towards clean water goals for the Chesapeake Bay and other impaired waters of the Nation," said Robert Hirsch, USGS Research Hydrologist...

2010-09-08 00:41:06

The report, "Long-term reductions in anthropogenic nutrients link to improvements in Chesapeake Bay habitat is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1003590107.  Images are available on the project website. The Potomac River in Washington, D.C. is showing multiple benefits from restoration efforts, newly published research suggests. Reduced nutrients and improved water clarity have increased the abundance and diversity...

2010-09-07 14:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learn about the unique role that the South Mountain landscape plays in the Chesapeake Bay watershed during the next South Mountain Speakers Series on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harrisburg Area Community College's Wildwood Conference Center in Harrisburg. The event, entitled, "From Mountain to Sea: The Chesapeake Bay," is free and open to the public. It will start with an informational fair at 6 p.m. on current activities...

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2010-08-20 09:40:55

A comprehensive study of pollutants in a major Chesapeake Bay tributary revealed troublesome levels of nitrogen and copper that could flow into the Bay, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators.Scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and their collaborators conducted the study as part of the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) for Maryland's Choptank River Watershed, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. CEAP began in...

2010-07-07 08:30:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chesapeake Bay Trust today released a first-of-its-kind mobile app field guide to the animals and plants of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Trust's Field Guide to the Chesapeake Bay is unlike any other mobile app on the market today. Free and available initially to iPhone users, the new mobile app is a comprehensive, ecosystem-based guide to the flora and fauna of nine ecologically distinct regions within the Bay's watershed. It provides...

2010-06-22 13:00:00

LUSBY, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Dominion Foundation has provided a $200,000 grant to Coastal Conservation Association Maryland for an open-water monitoring buoy at the Dominion Reef at the Gooses, an artificial reef in the Chesapeake Bay. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, which owns and operates the Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas facility on the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland. The buoy will provide real-time data on water...

2010-06-18 17:37:00

Increased Partnerships, Targeted Water Quality Efforts Focus of Showcase Watershed HERSHEY, Pa., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced Conewago Creek as Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Showcase Watershed during an event at the Eby-Patterson Farm in Hershey. Conewago Creek is joined by Upper Chester River in Maryland and Smith Creek in Virginia as one of three showcase watersheds to demonstrate what can be achieved by combining...

2010-06-10 11:56:00

Transplanted Natives, Outdoors Enthusiasts, Vacationers, Travelers and Others Urged to Speak Out at RestoringOurWaters.org WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and streams - the cradle of American democracy, the nation's largest estuary, and one of the most popular travel destinations in the U.S. - is the focus of a major new online campaign, "Restoring our Waters" (www.restoringourwaters.org), that aims to ensure Congressional support comparable to...

2010-05-13 14:56:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obama Administration officials yesterday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will expand and accelerate its efforts to restore clean water throughout the 64,000 square-mile Chesapeake Bay Watershed. "A thriving agricultural sector is critical to restoring the Chesapeake Bay," NRCS Chief Dave White said. "Thanks to the 2008 Farm Bill, NRCS has unprecedented ability to help...


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  • To talk saucily.
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